SUMMER SHIPPING NOTICE
We are currently experiencing shipping delays due to extreme summer temperatures across the country. Many orders will ship in the Fall, however, we will process your order now to receive summer promotions and ensure availability of limited production wines. Please select 2nd day air during checkout, if your order is time sensitive. For assistance with your order, please call Patty at 503-678-6514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the economic recession of 2001, and Owen Roe’s first couple vintages as a winery, NW growers were facing hardship in selling their fruit, come harvest time. At Owen Roe, we wanted to help our farming friends and prevent missing out on such well-tended, beautiful fruit. We were presented with the difficult and costly purchasing of grapes to process, cellar and bottle, waiting several months to recover our costs on the finished wine.
To overcome this obstacle, we decided to bring back the historical business practice of sharecropping, resulting in the aptly named wine, “Sharecropper’s.” This partnership meant that Owen Roe would take the fruit, make the wine and once it was sold, share the profits with our growers. This remains an important part of our history and due to the success of this wine; we are now able to pay our growers upfront.