2016 Blue Quail Organic Pinot Gris | McFadden Vineyard | Winestyr

2016 Blue Quail Organic Pinot Gris

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Appellation: Potter Valley AVA

By: McFadden Vineyard

In: Mendocino County, CA

750mL / 13.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is another great vintage of McFadden's Pinot Gris. Bone dry and made from organically grown grapes in Mendocino's Potter Valley AVA, this wine pays homage to the light, refreshing wines of Italy made from the same grape. This wine would go well with any light and healthy meal, but is equally suited to enjoy without food al fresco or while on a netflix binge.

What We Love

  • Made from organically grown grapes
  • Crisp, light, and refreshing

This is a great everyday white for fans of refreshing white wines.


McFadden Farm is an amazing place founded by an amazing man by the name of Guinness McFadden. The farm generates all of its own power and actually gives back to the grid thanks to sustainable energy sources. All the fruit is organically grown which is becoming Mendocino's trademark. If you get a chance to visit the tasting room in Hopland, CA (about 45 minutes North of Santa Rosa), make sure to tell John Cesano we sent you. Don't forget to grab lunch or dinner (and beers) at the Hopland Tap House which is two doors down - it's one of the coolest pubs in Northern California.


With names like Guinness and Jameson McFadden, it might seem odd that this family ended up in the wine business. However, over the years, McFadden's grapes have represented a significant portion of many award winning wines in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. Unlike many organic farms, McFadden Vineyard was organic from the very beginning. These wines are made from organically grown grapes - meaning that at no time were any chemical fertilizers or pesticides ever used in the production of the grapes in McFadden's wines.

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Customer Reviews

  • Loved!

    Verified Purchase

    Big hit w our guests. Ordering more.

  • Verified Purchase

    Definitely a favorite, even if it's my first! Light and fruity, it's good just on its own.

  • Verified Purchase

    Ok, but too sweet for me