Schaad Trusty Field Hand Tim

Schaad Cellars Trusty Field Hand Tim


  • Fourth generation farming.
  • Growing grapes can sometimes feel like a futile effort when coaxing nature to yield fruit. Named in honor of a vineyard worker and friend, Tim Wright, who joined Schaad Cellars in 2015 and has a special place in their wine story. This wine is dedicated to him and all the other field hands dedicated to helping get fruit to bottle. The label captures “Timmy” as he picks Pommard, still being done by hand.
  • The grapes are grown on the Schaad Hill Vineyard in Chehalem Mountains AVA and the blend is Pommard, Old vine Pommard,  and Pinot Droit.
  • As the wine opens you see the earthiness and clay its grown in show through. The backbone of red raspberry, logan berry structure is from the Pinot Droit. Old vine Pommard provides spice, concentration a touch of savory, none of these grapes are very tannic so the wine has a light juiciness too.
  • Schaad Cellars uses sustainable farming practices.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: Hand picked. Whole bunch maceration for 28 days. Barrel aged in neutral French oak for 18 months prior to release.

Tasting Notes: Upon opening, it exudes classic old-world cellar aromas, with cranberry, red fruit, and red raspberry notes. The extended barrel aging enhances the development of red fruit flavors, with Old Vine Pinot offering long pepper spice, complemented by the juicy Droit and earthy Pommard.




Since 1903, the Schaad family has been deeply rooted in Oregon’s farming heritage, beginning with a land grant near Newberg, Oregon. In 1953, land was purchased, and the family originally cultivated a variety of crops including walnuts, cherries, and Italian prunes. In 1980, a pivotal decision was made to plant vineyards, replacing black caps, and stone fruits. Witnessing the growing interest in Oregon Pinot Noir, Schaad Cellars steadily expanded their vineyard over the years.

Today, Schaad Cellars commitment to sustainable farming practices is unwavering. All vines are self-rooted and dry farmed. Keeping the land and vines healthy is the key to their great wines.

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