Owen Roe O'Neill was a seventeenth century Irish Patriot, who dedicated his life to upholding the highest principles of political equality and freedom. His commitment to great things makes him an ideal model for us at Owen Roe, for we share his dedication to principle in our work to produce the wines of Owen Roe. At Owen Roe we do not compromise: only the best is good enough.
Jerry Owen, on the the vineyard side, and David O'Reilly, who makes the wine, have formed Owen Roe with a simple purpose: to produce excellent wines from grapes grown and cultivated in the best vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. We have selected top quality grapes from vineyards chosen because they are in areas that ripen fruit fully, and the fruit has excellent acidity and ph balance. These vineyards are in the Willamette, Mid-Columbia, Yakima, and Walla Walla valleys. Each vineyard is contracted by the acre, with strict controls on yields and vine development. The same high principles are found in the winery. We allow only minimal handling, racking by gravity, and excellent cooperage. From the fruit to the bottle, cork, and label, Owen Roe aims for the very best.
Each of the sites we work with are tendered by true craftsmen of the viticultural trade. The principle of good earth stewardship is very important to everyone we work with, so no herbicides or pesticides are used in our vineyards.
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Reminiscent of the bold Abbot's Table blends of past vintages, this 2012 bottling is predominately blended with the following varietals (Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Malbec, Lemberger and Merlot). This Yakima Valley red wine has mouthwatering aromas of plum, raspberry, white pepper and herbaceous... more
The deep ink hue is the first sign of the intensity found in this 2011 Syrah. Aromas of rich berry fruit such as boysenberry and blackberry, pomegranate and dark chocolate are intertwined with spicy flavors of licorice, cinnamon and toasty oak. The palate is coated with firm tannins and gripping... more
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A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why
we created this blend, typical of a traditional
Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This blend of 70%
Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and 5%
Cinsault has lovely aromas of black cherry,
cranberry, clove, orange zest and dusty earth.
The front palate has notes of... more
A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why Owen Roe created this blend, typical of a traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Aromas of spicy red hots, cinnamon and pine lead to a bursting mouth-feel of cassis, white pepper and granite. Fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry enhance this structured,... more
The 2011 Abbot's Table blend is a nice contrast to some of our previous vintages, with a low 13% alcohol level. This wine is bursting with blackberry, black cherry and white pepper aromas. Flavors of Rooibos spiced tea, sweet wild strawberry and pepper are enhanced with a subtle finish of cedar and... more
Always a favorite, this vintage is just as unique
as all the ones before it! The 2010 Abbot's Table is rich and plush, with rich, darkfruit flavors of blueberry, wild cherries, plum and black currants and is interlaced with notes of tobacco, cinnamon and savory spices. more
A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The first sip of this wine surprises the palate with soft, supple flavors of raspberry jam and currant. The midpalate opens up to a complex layering of minty eucalyptus, black pepper... more
Following the success of the well-received 2009 vintage of this wine, receiving 93 points from Wine Spectator and named #25 on their Top 100 list, Owen Roe is happy to release the latest edition of this remarkable Syrah.
Notes of pink peppercorn, stewed raspberry, rose petal and baking spices... more
25% Zinfandel, 20% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, Grenache 13%, 7% Blaufrankish, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec,1% Merlot.
Always a favorite, and always just a little different! This Abbot's Table is very reflective of the beautiful warm growing season in Washington during 2009.... more
#25 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
'Ex Umbris' is Latin for 'out of the shadows'. Originally made as a one-off due to a wildfire that resulted in tremendously smoky grapes, this wine has become a NW signature Syrah. more
The Sinister Hand bears the family crest depiction of a severed left hand, which tells the story of a rowing competition among the O'Neills & the O'Reillys (Owen Roe was an O'Neill). Whom ever touched land first after rowing across the lake was rewarded with the land he touched. Lagging behind, one... more
Ex Umbris' is Latin for 'out of the shadows'. Originally made as a one-off due to a wildfire that resulted in tremendously smoky grapes, this wine has become a NW signature Syrah. The current vintage is a blend of fruit from Mike Sauer's Red Willow Vineyard, Art DenHoed's Erickson Road Vineyard,... more