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.
 
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.
 
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, and we’re very excited to welcome them to David Bowler Wine.
Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB5970-17
Mondeuse "Do Nothing"
2017
Mondeuse
100% Mondeuse from Omero Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge AVA. Organically farmed. Soils are shallow fossilized marine sediment, about 15 million... Read More
United States Oregon

DB5938-17
White Blend (aka GEWURVIGTOCLONINGER)
2017
Pinot Noir
Their first wine ever sourced outside of their home vineyard! Inspired by Alsatian Edelzwicker or Austrian Gemischter Satz, this is a wild... Read More
United States Oregon

DB5937-17
Pinot Noir Rosé Silvershot Vineyard
2017
Pinot Noir
Their first stand-alone wine sourced entirely from Silvershot Vineyards, from vines planted in 2003; these vines grow on their own root-... Read More
United States Oregon

DB6477-16
Pinot Noir "Black Label" Silvershot Vineyard
2016
Pinot Noir
Yet another in the streak of warmer to hotter vintages in the Willamette Valley over the past few years. They have found that the secret to... Read More
United States Oregon

DB6479-17
Pinot Gris Rouge Silvershot Vineyard
2017
Pinot Gris
Full winemaker notes:  "We source this wine from the lone acre of Pinot gris at Silvershot Vineyards. This particularly windy portion of... Read More
United States Oregon