The Flâneur originated in Paris in the 1840s to describe a curious stroller, a connoisseur of life, walking at a pace slow enough to be lead by a turtle. The team at Flâneur truly consider themselves to be Flâneurs, passionate artisans joined together by the desire to slow down, observe the world, and create delicious wines. They live by the idea that some of the best things in life are uncovered without intention, and that life—like a good wine—should be enjoyed and appreciated. Flâneur farms organically and sustainably to grow grapes that are delicious and that celebrate the environment. Their vineyards are dry-farmed, meaning there’s no irrigation, they hand pick their grapes and use native yeast fermentation. Head winemaker Grant Coulter, was the head winemaker at Beaux Frères for 8 years and doesn’t believe in recipes or repetition. Just like each harvest shows different characteristics, every vintage tells its own story.
“The best things in life aren’t created in an instant—they take time. That’s how we built our winery, and how we make our wines.”
Pulled to Oregon from every corner of the country, we are all united by the idea that winemaking doesn’t need frills. It needs hard-working people who understand the nuances of the vines and the complexity of a single grape. It needs exquisite attention to detail and an appreciation for the terroir.
But most of all, it needs a group of people who share a deep appreciation of nature and the beauty it brings to both wine and life.
When you come to Flaneur Wines, we greet you as guests in our home. We welcome you to the life of the Flâneur and invite you to indulge in the simple joys of good friends, good scenery, and good wine.