“Elk Cove Wines are known for their purity of fruit and finesse.”
– National Editor Deborah Parker Wong, Slow Wine Guide USA 2021
Our 2019 Pinot Gris is a TOP WINE in the 2021 Slow Wine Guide: A year in the life of the Vineyards and wines of the USA. This guidebook features 285 US wineries that exemplify Slow Wine principles for good, clean and fair wine.
Elk Cove 2019 Pinot Gris “The whole cluster press of this wine results in bright fruit aromas and flavors of pear, apricot, peach, minerality, and bright acidity in this almost dry wine.” TOP WINE
Slow Wine Guide Top Wines represent “the finest bottles from a sensory point of view. Top Wines, that beyond their outstanding sensory quality, demonstrate terroir-related values such as history and identity, as well as offering good value for money. The attribution of this accolade implies the absence of any chemical herbicides in the vineyard. The Slow Wine Accolade also considers value for money, taking into account the time and place of production.”
Less than 3% of American wineries were selected for the Slow Wine Guide in 2021. Originally developed in Italy, Slow Wine grew out of the Slow Food movement “a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.”
The 2021 edition of the USA guide is devoted to the domestic wineries and the wines of California, Oregon and Washington and New York states. Here you’ll find precise guide entries for 285 producers and more than 850 wines all of which celebrate and demonstrate the Slow Food ethos for “good, clean and fair.” Learn more at slowwineusa.com
Download a PDF of the Slow Wine Manifesto here.