“Naumes Crush can handle a wide range of grape varieties and winemaking styles. The secure, ultra-sanitary facility is large enough to accommodate the full range of custom crush needs, yet small enough to guarantee personal attention. Laura Naumes estimates the facility will process up to 200 tons of grapes this year, ultimately rising to 500+ tons.”
“Naumes, a Rogue Valley company known for growing pears for more than a century is breaking into the wine business with a new crush and fermentation facility.”
“Graves says the biggest difference between the new custom crush facility, where they’ll create create wines for others, and a traditional winery is technology.”
“Most clients will be Rogue Valley or Umpqua Valley vineyard owners, smaller wineries and individuals crushing between two and 50 tons annually. A modern onsite lab will perform many high-end quality control tests and procedures. And staff can help clients closely monitor the chemistry of their wines throughout fermentation and barrel aging.”
Watch this interview with Mike and Laura Naumes as they share their vision for Naumes Crush & Fermentation with KOBI 5’s Craig Smullin.
“Naumes, a Rogue Valley company known for growing pears for decades, has decided to break into the wine business. Wine enthusiasts say it’s indicative of the successful and expanding wine industry in Southern Oregon.
“Three years ago we started planting vineyards,” said Laura Naumes, the Vice President of the company.
Now Naumes says the company plans to open up their own custom crush winery, Naumes Crush and Fermentation, by late summer.”