Chateau Nonchalant was planted in 1999 by Weldon & Vicki Manning in one of the small valleys of the Umpqua. The south facing hillside was planted with grafted rootstocks with four varietals, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Malvasia, and Syrah. The root stocks were selected to match the microclimate and soil type that are present at the vineyard.
The first production years was 2005 and an estate Pinot Noir was produced that reflects the vineyards capability. Production has been limited to preserve quality and typically less that 1.5 tons per acre.
Our vineyard is on it’s 16th year and has produced rich complex wines. Our tasting room reflects old world comfort and a warm friendly atmosphere.
During the summer months our patio is ideal for small events and picnics. We are open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Please come out and experience a unique and fun wine experience and learn the meaning of “nonchalant.”
2013 Nonchalantage Blanc
A blend of five varietals, Gewurtztraminer, Resiling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Muscat. 1% residual sugar, 12.5% Alc. Green Apple. Pear with hints of spice and a crisp acidity.
A semi-dry well balanced wine from the last production of a 30 year old Umpqua Vineyard. A mild sweetness with a smooth bright finish.
2013 Pinot Gris
A classic Pinot Gris with a bright citrus fruit palate. 13% Alc with a dry finish. A great balanced wine that pairs well with seafood.
2013 Vinsanity Rose'
A unique Rose' blend of Cabernet Savignon and Mueller Thurgau. 2% residual sugar with 13.5% Alc. Flavors of ripe cherry and critic fruit, with subtle notes of tannin. this is a great summer wine served chilled and paired with spicy food.
2009 Estate Pinot Noir
An estate grown Pinot Noir with a light cherry palate and mild spice finish. 13% alc that pairs well with cheese, salmon, chicken, and pork.
2012 Estate Pinot Noir
Estate grown rich balanced Pinot Noir. Dark cherry - currant palate with a mild caramel and vanilla finish. Complex mild smokiness and spice notes. Pairs well with rich cheeses, meat dishes, and smoked salmon.
A complex rich dark wine that has smoke and spice notes behind a ripe plum fruit nose. 12.7% alc and matches well with Steak, Jambalaya, and Paella.
This Gold Medal winning wine is a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache. A balanced complex palate with notes of dark rich berry, pepper spice, and dark chocolates notes. It has 13.5% alc, dry finish that pairs with roasted meats, chocolate torte, BBQ ribs.
Our latest release that has Black Cherry fruit palate with a fresh ground coffee and slight smoky nose. It has 13.5% alc, that pairs with steak, BBQ meats, and bold cheeses. Pairs well with Italian Quisine.