Winemakers: Tony & Paula Guzzo
Murphy - Oregon
Guzzo Family Vineyard is a boutique winery and tasting room established in 2012 in Murphy Oregon. This small Italian style vineyard is located on the edge of the Applegate Valley AVA producing the first small batches of GFV reserve dessert wines in 2017. The majority of our grapes are purchased from select local Applegate Valley and Rogue Valley growers for our other varietals. Our unique winemaking technique to barrel age in new 30 gallon and 1 year old American Oak (Missouri White Oak) purchased from The Oak/A&K Cooperage (http://theoak.com) creates a wine that ages in less time than in the traditional larger barrels, then moved into stainless steel tanks and then bottle aged, resulting in one of the best hand crafted red wines and "crazy good" wine tasting experience possible.
This technique may not follow the traditions of winemaking and GFV may be seen as a renegade in the spirit of the original "garagiste" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garagiste in the winemaking world.
Our wines are drinkable upon release and may be enjoyed for years to come.