Fossil & Fawn

  • Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Fossil & Fawn
Fossil & Fawn is the project of Jim Fischer Jr. and Jenny Mosbacher. Originating from Jim’s family vineyard, Silvershot (formerly Crowley Station), located in Eola-Amity Hills AVA, 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.
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.
Since the 2011 vintage, Jenny and Jim Jr. have been producing tiny batches of fascinating wines from this singular place as well as vineyards that are farmed with similar philosophies. They are at once a celebration of tradition and a riveting look at the future.
In the cellar they keep it simple: Native fermentations, no additions, no adjustments, all neutral oak, no filtering, and no fining.
Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB9184-21
Fossil & Fawn Chardonnay Willamette Valley
2021
Chardonnay
The 2021 Chardonnay was sourced from two organically farmed vineyards - the 46-year old, own-rooted, dry-farmed vines at No Clos Radio (83...
United States

DB5938-21
Fossil & Fawn White Blend "Only Always"
2021
Chardonnay
Auxerrois 49%, Gewürztraminer 27%, Riesling 24%. Fossil & Fawn's take on a 'Gemischter-Satz' style bottling - this single site white...
United States

DB6476-21
Fossil & Fawn Gewurztraminer (Orange) Willamette Valley
2021
Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer 91%, Riesling 9%. The majority of the fruit for this bottling came from vines planted in the 1990's at Andreas Vineyard,...
United States

DB6479-21
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris Rouge Willamette Valley
2021
Pinot Gris
This Pinot Gris is made as a light red wine and crafted in a very similar way to their Pinot Noir. The fruit was sourced from No Clos Radio...
United States

DB3639-21
Organic
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Noir Willamette Valleyd
2021
Pinot Noir
The 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of three organically-farmed sites - Finnigan Hill (37%), No Clos Radio (34%), and...
United States