Truly Magical Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris
Antiquum Farm Oregon from $24.99
from Grazing Based Viticulture

When we first tasted Stephen Hagen's wines, we did not yet know him personally, but we knew from our first sips that something magical was happening at a small vineyard in Oregon and we needed to know more. We talked to our distributor, we read more about Antiquum Farm, and we picked up a couple wines to carry at the Bottle Shop. About a year later we heard the owner was coming to the East Coast and we insisted upon a face-to-face meeting. Within minutes of talking to Stephen, all of his passion, labor, ingenuity and commitment to not just quality, but individualistic greatness, was crystal clear. It is not so easy to sum up quickly but we will do our best here. We suggest you dive deeper into the wines below and read more.

Antiquum Farm is a high elevation, non-irrigated, 14.5 acre estate with volcanic, sandstone and bellpine soils focusing on Pinot Noir, and small bits of Pinot Gris. Contrary to the popular terminology of Organic or Biodynamic or Natural, Stephen calls his way of farming 'Grazing-Based Viticulture' which is reminiscent of pre-1940's agriculture, and is decidedly 'beyond' organic. He has sheep, chickens, geese and pigs grazing the vineyard. He has his beloved dogs and horses helping in the tasks of farming. Speaking of his beloved, his wife and two children, all play their crucial parts in this thriving ecosystem. Stephen and his family have created an emphatically alive, exuberant, healthy vineyard yielding soulful, complex and individualistic wines. What more can we say? Enjoy the journey with the selections below of one of America's most enthralling vinifera projects we have ever encountered.



Cheers! the Murray family


Antiquum Farm Daisy Pinot Gris 2019

It literally took us 5+ years to find an Oregon Pinot Gris that we thought was exceptional in quality, taste AND price --- this is it in spades, and worth the wait! Stephen and Niki Hagen founded Antiquum Farm with a passion for creating truly natural wine, working hard on their land and raising their family with a total respect and love for the outdoors and nature. Their children Daisy and Juel are both involved in the vineyard, which truly is a farm; they scout the vineyard on horseback, take care of the poultry flock, they shepherd, help make the wines and more.

Daisy Pinot Gris is focused, precise and just so delicious. Zesty, yet fruit-driven tangerine, ripe pear, honey-drizzled apple, lemon and white floral components blend seamlessly with river stone and ginger nuances. Great with Asian fare, seafood, cheeses and charcuterie.

$29.99    $24.99

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Antiquum Farm Juel Pinot Noir 2018

v 93 we 92

RATED 93 VINOUS : Named for winemaker Steve Hagen's young son Juel, 'expressive aromas of black raspberry, cherry cola, and succulent flowers pickup a smoky flourish with air. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry, mulberry and rose pastille flavors that show impressive depth and an enlivening spicy nuance on the back half. Shows good energy and repeating spiciness on a long, juicy finish shaped by silky, well-knit tannins. Drinking Window: 2022-2029.' 950 cases produced

Stephen Hagen was born in the Willamette Valley’s coastal foothills, raised only a few miles down the road from what is today Antiquum Farm. Stephen is steeped in a great appreciation for all things outdoors and as a child was given free reign to roam the streams, hills, and woods for miles in every direction on foot, bike, or horseback. He grew up to know the country well, and developed a deep knowledge and love for his native Oregon hills. It is this intuition that guides his farming, winegrowing, and vinification decisions. He began learning the art of working draft horses after purchasing the land that was to become Antiquum Farm.

$49.99    $41.99

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Antiquum Farm Passiflora Pinot Noir 2018

v 94 we 93

RATED 94 VINOUS : 'Powerful, spice-accented boysenberry, cherry and floral qualities on the highly perfumed nose. Vibrant red and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors steadily deepen through the midpalate. Blends depth and energy with a sure hand and finishes with impressive persistence, showing well-knit tannins and resonating floral and berry character. Drinking Window: 2023-2031.' All Antiquum cuvées are fermented with indigenous yeasts, and this was aged in 50% new French oak.  Only 350 cases produced.

$69.99    $59.99

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Antiquum Farm Luxuria Pinot Noir 2018

v 95 we 94

RATED 95 VINOUS : 'An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, candied flowers and exotic spices, and a hint of blood orange sneaks up with air. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors sweetened by a touch of vanilla. Shows excellent clarity and powerful, spicy thrust on a strikingly long, floral-driven finish framed by smooth, polished tannins. 68% new French oak. Drinking Window: 2022-2030.' Luxuria is Antiquum Farm's highest level of Pinot Noir, made by co-fermenting small portions of the estate's LaRock and DMC blocks.  These small portions of two separate blocks have mutated to form their own micro-block with a personality that is unlike anything else in the vineyard, and led to the 'more-of-everything' theme of Luxuria. Drink now - 2028. Only 175 Cases Produced.  

$99.99    $89.99

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 A LITTLE EXTRA INFO : No outside fertilizers, synthetic or otherwise, are used at AF. The methods here are even more organic than what the certified organic rules require. The vineyard floor is intensively managed for abundant life. This means letting the wild in, while contributing species enhance vine health, insect habitat and diversity. Returning livestock to this mix is essential: a flock of Katahdin/Dorper crosses are the cornerstone of fertility management. The Hagens' use intensive rotational grazing to cycle nutrients from diverse cover crops to the vines. Several years of this practice have led to a vineyard that needs no other fertilizer, creating wines that are truly site specific. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts and the wines are vegan.


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