Urban Crush is a group of small, family-owned wineries that share a production facility, tasting room, and wine lounge. Our winemakers bring grapes from acclaimed vineyards across Oregon and Washington to our custom crush winery in downtown Portland, where we combine traditional techniques with state-of-the-art equipment to craft award-winning wines. Urban Crush invites visitors to experience these locally-sourced, handcrafted wines in the relaxed atmosphere of our tasting room and wine lounge.
Since 2007, Angel Vine has focused on producing the Pacific Northwest’s very best locally-made, Zinfandel-based wines. Beginning with our first vintage of only 500 cases, Angel Vine has built a repertoire of wines crafted from Eastern Washington’s finest fruit. With production now at about 2,000 cases, Angel Vine’s wines showcase Zinfandel’s Pacific Northwest flavors and have earned local, regional, and national recognition as outstanding examples of a grape not well-known outside of California. Owner-winemaker Ed Fus’s passion for Zinfandel drives him to craft wines that display the unique characteristics the grape acquires when grown in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, and the greater Columbia Valley. Angel Vine is committed to producing wines with character, individuality, and spunk!
Joe Williams spent thirty years in the food service industry working both the front of the house and the kitchen. Through hard work, he rose to become a manager and chef. Later, Joe owned two restaurants, and after several years in the restaurant business, Joe became cellar manager at Panther Creek Cellars and Carlton Cellars. He began producing wines for his D’Anu label in 2011. D’Anu sources fruit from vineyards that share the same philosophy we do: to leave as little impact as possible on our good Mother Earth and give back to her so that we can continue to be blessed with great fruit and wonderful wines.
Joe brings his background in cooking and harmonizing flavors to his winemaking. His mission is to bring to each vintage’s wines a balance of fruit, grape tannins, and oak tannins. Every vintage is different, and its characteristics should remain distinct. A good chef showcases each dish’s primary ingredient, and Joe does the same: D’Anu wines highlight the fruit and represent the vintage in every bottle produced.
For more about D’Anu wines, visit www.danuwines.org.
Cinzia Bella Coure (beautiful heart) wines are produced using the appassimento method of drying the fruit before crush to intensify its flavors. Cinzia’s Pinot Noir and blends of Primitivo, Petite Syrah, and Zinfandel are earthy wines that feature hints of cherry, chocolate, and raisin.
For more about Cinzia wines, call Urban Crush at 503.477.6994.