Husband and wife team Scott and Dana Frank have experience all sides of the wine industry. From working in restaurants, to retail, to wholesale, they’ve gained plenty of knowledge and experience over the years. They recently embarked on a new project producing wines under their own label Bow and Arrow and are taking Oregon wines to new heights!
They only started bottling in 2010 but have quickly earned a reputation for bringing a bit of the Loire to the Pacific Northwest. They source fruit from vineyards planted by some of Oregon’s earliest ‘wine pioneers’ that were planted with grapes like old vine Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and Melon de Bourgogne – all typical Loire Valley grapes. These carefully sourced grapes are treated with the greatest care and minimal-intervention winemaking techniques. Their resulting wines are a breath of fresh (French) air from Oregon, lighter in style, lower in alcohol, and extremely food-friendly.
Union School Vineyard
From a vineyard in the southern part of the Willamette Valley, Union School was the first site we sourced Sauvignon Blanc from and turned out to be perfectly suited to make this traditional style of Sauvignon Blanc not much in vogue these days. However, riper, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc has a rich history in the Loire Valley of France and is the inspiration for our house style. Fermented in large format French oak puncheon and aged in the cellar for 10 months. Think Jasmine blossoms, nectarines and grapefruit peel and you get the idea of how we express this grape variety.