The Knotty Brothers were recently featured in a Captial Press article highlighting the exciting debut of their first wine—Twenty 16 Vintage Pinot Gris. The wine, packaged in a can instead of a bottle, promises to be easy to serve in restaurants, and offers built-in portion control (one can is the equivalent of two glasses of wine) and portability. Below is an excerpt, with a link to the complete article.
Canned wine aimed at active drinkers
The Dunning family will break from tradition upon introducing their estate-grown Pinot gris later this year — the wine will debut in cans rather than bottles.
The idea is to target the “active wine drinker” who prefer not to lug around a heavy 750-milliliter glass bottle on hikes and other outdoor adventures, said Kyle Dunning, the family’s patriarch.
“There are places you can’t take a bottle where you can take a can,” Dunning said.
Kyle and his wife, Holly, planted the first grape vines on their property near Corvallis, Ore., in 1990, back when their two sons, Parker and Brayden, were still youngsters.
Since then, the family has mostly harvested and sold grapes to winemakers, but they’ve recently taken steps to become more vertically integrated.