Sequitur is a winery project of Michael Etzel, founding partner of Beaux Freres, and his wife Carey Critchlow
from their 12-acre Estate Vineyard adjacent to Beaux Freres’ Upper Terrace in the Ribbon Ridge AVA.
The name sequitur finds its origin in Latin from sequi meaning: it follows. For them, the meaning is manifold. The vineyard follows their personal and professional passages through life; it follows a lifelong passion for wine; it follows family; it follows new love and new land, and it follows the influence of each particular element of the growing season. Every year the front and back labels on the bottle are slightly changed—a visual reminder of this lineage.
Between 2012 and 2014 they planted the 12-acre Sequitur vineyard adjacent to the Beaux Freres Upper Terrace vineyard. It is farmed by the team at Beaux Freres and Mikey (Michael’s son) and Michael share the responsibility of being Sequitur’s winemakers. They also share a farming and harvest crew with Beaux Freres. Our vines are made up of 17 diverse clones of pinot noir and a small knoll of chardonnay. The current production is 700 cases of pinot noir and 75 cases of chardonnay, plus or minus a few depending on the vintage.
They just completed building a custom crush production facility and a tasting room for Sequitur. As of 2021, Sequitur wine is made at the new Etzel Farm winery, which is just down the road from Beaux Freres.
Ribbon Ridge AVA (Willamette Valley)
Visit their website: www.sequiturwine.com