Illahe's goal is to make wine as naturally as possible from soil to bottle. The land is worked by hand on small lots with age-old techniques and materials. There is no use enzymes or additives, and some wines are made entirely by hand, with no electricity or modern mechanization, which includes the use of a gentle wooden basket press. Illahe is committed to dry agriculture and responsible water practices, they do not irrigate mature plants. As one of Oregon’s few horse-powered vineyards they utilize a team of Percheron draft horses to mow and deliver grapes to the winery at harvest.
Capitol Fizz is a dry, pink bubbly bottle of refreshment for workers, picnickers, fishers, makers, singers, and watchers of the western sunset. Picked early at harvest, it has lively acid and a pretty aroma enhanced by its sparkle and joined together with the feeling of seeing a rainbow behind a waterfall. Capitol Fizz comes in two sizes--individual enjoyment, and friendly gathering. This is a sparkling wine that you can drink like a beer. Just pop the crown cap. No pontification required.