Plaisance Ranch has been a working ranch since 1858 and is located in Williams Valley, Oregon and is owned by the Ginet family who has a rich history in the ranching and vineyard business that spans over hundreds of years and across two continents. Plaisance is French for “with great pleasure.” Today the third generation of Ginets is making wine once again. Joseph Ginet’s grandson, Joe, and his wife Suzi, have imported plants from the family vineyards in St. Jean de la Porte, and UC Davis, and are fulfilling Joseph’s dream in America. Plaisance Ranch is 210 acres where they grow wine grapes, make and sell estate grown wines, and raise USDA Certified Organic grass-fed beef without hormones or antibiotics.
Plaisance Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted with premium grapes which is boldly exhibited, flavors blended in harmony to create an elegant remarkable smooth wine. Plaisance Ranch Merlot grape is growing in the clay soils producing a big Merlot with finesse and structure along with a finish that makes this classic styled wine. Plaisance Ranch Mourvedre is made with 100% Mourvedre grapes which has a floral nose with hints of cotton candy. The pellet is full of read fruits; cherries bring the dominant one with a raspberry finish. Plaisance Ranch Petite Sirah has good structure with loads of spicy black fruit and a long finish. Plaisance Ranch Red is 75% Syrah from the Pearl Vineyard and 25% is a field blend from the nursery vineyard and includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Plaisance Ranch Tempranillo is a deeply colored full-bodied wine made from Spain’s ‘Noble Grape’ has aromas and flavors of plums, tobacco, leather, and herb. The Tempranillo, which is derived from the Spanish word, Temprano (early) refers to the fact that it ripens earlier than most other varieties. Plaisance Ranch Rouge Prestige is a brilliantly colored wine which is made primarily from the grape “Mendeuse” which is the major grape grown in the Savoie region of France where the Ginet family originated also with Dureza. It is one of the parents of Syrah. Plaisance Ranch Syrah has hints of spearmint and roasted caramel. The cooler terroir of Williams Valley produces a Syrah similar in style to the Northern Rhone Valley. Plaisance Ranch Ranch White is a white table wine that is crafted with a blend of premium white grapes estate grown to create a crisp refreshing wine which will pair well with fish, fowl, or spicy foods. Plaisance Ranch Ginet Rosé is a salmon colored wine 100% Mourvedre and has aromas of green apple and guava. Slightly sweet, served sweet as an aperitif or with light fare and its flavors of red fruits and citrus.
Plaisance Ranch offers Oregon Certified Grapevines, grafted, and own-rooted vines; both one year old bare root and green vines are also available. They will help you choose which rootstock best meets your needs based on your soils, climate conditions, and winemaking or grape marketing goals. Buds of the chosen variety are grafted onto that rootstock that will best thrive in your vineyard. The custom vines are then propagated to your desired quantity.
Plaisance Ranch has been a working ranch since 1858 where the Ginet family raise USDA Certified Organic grass fed beef cattle without hormones or antibiotics. Their beef is available at local farmer’s markets and at the vineyard.
Plaisance Ranch is located at 16955 Water Gap Road, Williams, Oregon.