John Grochau

Location – Amity, Oregon

Label – GC Wines

Partners with Threemile since – 2021 harvest

Wine made with Threemile – Albariño

Began working in wine industry – 1999

Winemaking style – slow and natural fermentation

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John Grochau considers himself a native Oregonian; despite being born in the Bay Area, his family moved to Beaverton shortly after where he spent the rest of his adolescence. Taking up professional cycling in his teens, John moved throughout Europe in his racing days. After testing the waters of cycling as a profession, John’s passions transitioned to the fine wine and dining industry. John then began volunteering and working part time at restaurants and wineries in California. Not long after, he moved back to Oregon to start a family while he worked at Erath Winery and Brickhouse Vineyards. Determined to follow the winemaking path, John started his own label in 2002, GC Wines. While it was initially an early start to his label, John’s mentality has always been to dive into an explorative journey and learn by doing. Now, John’s label is well-established, and building strong partnerships with winegrowers who follow his values of sustainability, open-mindedness, and authentic passion. 

Bottle of Grochau Cellars Albarino 2021

Threemile Wines

Albariño 2021


These were the first grapes of the vintage, carefully whole cluster pressed with the stems intact. John then allowed the juice to settle for 24 hours, then racked it to an acacia wood punchin and a stainless steel barrel. The acacia provides floral notes, while the steel makes the flavor more compressed and linear. Rich, ripe, and round, this wine has tasting notes of green, underripe apricot. Bold and subdued at the same time, this is an easy drinking wine that is approachable to any palette. 



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