Foris Winery (Rogue Valley, Oregon)
Founded by Ted and Meri Gerber, Foris Winery and Vineyards is family-owned and family-managed. A graduate of Cal State Hayward in 1969, Ted studied political science and public administration. During his college years, he also developed a passion for making homemade wine. In 1971, Ted and Meri purchased hillside acreage in southern Oregon’s remote Illinois Valley with the specific intention of growing grapes. Starting from scratch, they built a house, bought the land that is now Gerber Vineyards, and began planting grapes. For a number of years they provided fruit to various vintners in southern Oregon, and in 1986 started producing their own wines under the Foris label. The current winemaker, Bryan Wilson, has had a long and impressive journey making wine for several California and Oregon properties before finding a home at Foris Vineyards in the late fall of 2007. His initial fascination with wine began while living with his parents in Europe as a young teen. Wine became part of family life at the Wilson dinner table and this lead to Bryan’s growing passion to discover the world of winemaking.
Foris makes “terroir” driven wines in an Old World style that focus on Pinot Noir and Alsatian whites. They are high elevation vineyards in the Southwest of Oregon where polish and elegance shine.
2012 Rogue Valley Dry Riesling
2013 Rogue Valley Dry Gewürztraminer
2012 Rogue Valley Moscato (Italian Asti Style)
2012 Rogue Valley Pinot Noir