TASTING ROOM OPEN FRI,SAT& SUN - 11 - 4 / ON LINE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE
All wines are handcrafted, barrel aged in American Oak barrels and bottled on site by
Winemakers - Paula and Tony Guzzo
We are excited to to announce that we are approved to re- open Friday, May 15th with State approval and will be following safe practice protocol and social distancing.
The Tasting Room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday's from 11 AM - 4 PM.
Although not required, Online Reservations are available or call 541-862-8617. If you simply drop - in, not a problem! Drive up Sales are also available. Just park by the tasting room and call 541-862-8617 and we will bring your wine order to you.
We also offer shipping to Oregon, California and Washington.
We produce limited quantities of premium hand-crafted red wines. The tasting room is also used as our production area where we ferment, hand press our grapes, barrel and bottle on site. During your visit you will see and hear about our unique process and barrel tasting when available.
Note, because of the dual use, our tasting room may be closed during harvest and fermentation times . Please check in advance during October and November months.
Painted wine barrels of Southern Oregon land and seascapes by Paula Guzzo are featured as seating in the GFV Tasting Room along with displays of other artwork that have been or will be painted on barrels as they are retired from our production. The barrels and art are for guests to view and enjoy and painted barrels and art are available for purchase.
Guzzo Family Vineyard is a boutique winery was established in 2012 in Murphy Oregon. The GFV Tasting Room opened late 2018 and offers a safe and relaxing environment with open air seating for up to 25 guests.
Tony and Paula Guzzo are total hands-on winemakers during the entire wine making process, production and bottling of limited quantities of award winning Red wines.
This small Italian style vineyard is located on the edge of the Applegate Valley AVA producing the first small batches of GFV reserve dessert wines in 2017. The majority of our grapes are purchased from select Rogue and Applegate Valley growers for our main varietals.
Our unique winemaking technique to barrel age in new 30 gallon and 1 year old American Oak and ages wine in less time than in the traditional larger barrels, then the wine is moved into stainless steel tanks and then bottle aged, resulting in one of the best hand crafted red wines and "crazy good" wine tasting experiences possible.
This technique may not follow the traditions of winemaking and GFV may be seen as a renegade in the spirit of the original "garagiste" in the winemaking world.
These Missouri Oak barrels are purchased from The Oak Cooperage and creates beautiful fruit flavors with hints of vanilla "Find out more" about these barrels on the link below.
As many of you may already know, Oregon's Governor Brown announced approval of counties to begin the first phase of reopening on Friday, May 15. Requirements include that our tables are at least six (6) feet apart so that at least six (6) feet between parties is maintained including when customers approach or leave tables. We must limit parties to 10 people or fewer in one group at shared seating situations who have chosen to congregate together. People in the same party seated at the same table need not be 6 feet apart but must be at least six (6) feet from other seated parties. The guidelines encourage all customers wear cloth, paper or disposable face coverings but customers do not need to wear face coverings while seated at the table. No unwrapped food will be served but we will keep you posted if you are able to bring in your own snacks and/or picnic items.
We will have the glass door in our tasting room open to accommodate open air seating and follow the hand hygiene (frequent and proper hand washing) and frequently disinfect all common areas, contact surfaces at tables and seats between each customer visit. It is of the utmost importance to us and for our visitors to remain safe.
WINE TASTINGS WILL BE A PICK 4 FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST -
- 2017 Maggie Merlot- Silver Medal OWE 2019
- 2017 LoCo Red B lend - San Francisco Chronicle 2020 Silver Medal - 50% Cabernet/Silver medal 2017 OWE); 25% Syrah (Gold Medal 2020 San Francisco Chronicle; 25% Merlot (Silver 2017 OWE)
-2018 Tempranillo - This Spanish grape offers an inviting full-bodied red wine with aromas of fruit that will delight and leave you with a big mouthfeel and impressive long finish.
- 2018 Jett Fuel- Dessert Wine - San Francisco Chronicle 2020 Silver Medal
-2018 Syrah -A new release of a bolder red with a touch of pepper and earthly complexity, aged in our custom 30 gallon American Oak barrels for just the right amount of time.
We are here for you in these ever changing times and appreciate your support! We wish everyone and their families good health, and look forward to serving you !
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 541-862-8617.
Paula and Tony Guzzo
Before we go Roaring into the 2020's, we must look back at 2019. We can hardly believe how amazing it has been. We were honored to have received 5 Medals at the 2019 Oregon Wine Experience, receiving Double Gold for our 2016 Tempranillo and 2016 Syrah, Gold for 2017 Jett Fuel and Silvers for our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and Maggie Merlot. Additionally, the Oregon Wine Press selected our 2016 LoCo Red as a Cellar Select for February, again in March for our 2016 Syrah, and then ended the year in December receiving a Cellar Select for our 2018 Sweet Dahlia.
Paula was feeling so honored to have The Southern Oregon Wine Scene Fall/Winter 2019 Issue include an article (SEE LINK BELOW FOR FULL ARTICLE) on her wine barrel art! Photography by Steven Addington.
The tasting room celebrated it's 1st year anniversary in July 2019 with a growing Wine Club Membership and 2 Member Appreciation Events held at the beautiful Fields Venue with David Modica providing his captivating music; and then several sit down release and pairing parties in our tasting room in November.
We are so blessed and grateful for the outpouring of support from all of our family and friends of GFV. It is YOU that made this year so much fun. We have enjoyed sharing our story with so many of you and look forward to this new year.
Thank you so much for making us one of your wine tasting destinations.
Here's to you! Now let's go Roaring into the 2020's!!
Tony and Paula Guzzo