Fossil & Fawn

Fossil & Fawn
Fossil & Fawn is the project of Jim Fischer Jr. and Jenny Mosbacher. Produced entirely from Jim’s family vineyard, Silvershot (formerly Crowley Station), it is the careful study and experimentation of a single place. While their vineyard has become a familiar single-vineyard designate thanks to early supporters such as Brianne Day, it was only recently that they began bottling estate wines under their own label. They presently make their wine in a little town called Gervais, Oregon, subletting space from Scenic Valley Farms.
 
Since the 2011 vintage, Jenny and Jim Jr. have been producing tiny batches of fascinating wines from this singular place. They are at once a celebration of tradition and a riveting look at the future. Though the Fischer family has lived at the Silvershot property since the 1970’s, it wasn’t until 1999 that they began planting their home vineyard. They hand planted 15 acres of own-rooted vine cuttings, gathered from neighboring heritage vineyards, in soils comprised of ancient marine sediment, Ogliocene sandstone and fossilized seashells. While winemaking is handled by Jenny and Jim Jr., viticulture is handled by Jim Sr. Silvershot is both dry-farmed and sustainably managed. In the cellar they keep it simple: Native fermentations, no additions, no adjustments, all neutral oak, no filtering, and no fining.
 
 
Image PRODUCT Producer Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB5938-17
White Blend (aka GEWURVIGTOCLONINGER)
2017
Fossil & Fawn White Blend
SOLD OUT. Their first wine ever sourced outside of their home vineyard! Inspired by Alsatian Edelzwicker or Austrian Gemischter... Read More
United States Oregon

DB6479-17
Pinot Gris Rouge Silvershot Vineyard
2017
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris
Sourced  from the one acre of Pinot Gris at Silvershot Vineyards. This particularly windy portion of the site has a steep, southwestern... Read More
United States Oregon

DB5937-18
Oregon Rosé
2018
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Noir
COMING SOON! A blend of Pinot Noir and Riesling.
United States Oregon

DB5970-18
Organic
"Do Nothing"
2018
Fossil & Fawn Blend
The goal with this bottling was to create a fun, fruity, chillable wine. The blend is 27% Pinot Noir, 23% Pinot Gris, 20% Gewürztraminer,... Read More
United States Oregon

DB6477-17
Pinot Noir Silvershot Vineyard
2017
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Noir
Own-rooted Pommard, Dijon 114 & 115, Espiguette 374 and some mystery clones ("suitcase," if you will) as well as a few Chardonnay vines... Read More
United States Oregon