Witness Tree Vineyard produces a tiny quantity of Pinot Blanc—only 2.5 acres are planted. The bud-wood for this Pinot Blanc came from two Pinot Gris vines that "mutated" (or went "blanc") in the Abbey Ridge Vineyard located near Dundee, Oregon. Unlike most of the Pinot Blanc planted in the Willamette Valley, this clone is different by virtue of its smaller, more compact clusters, and its richer flavors and more generous textures. The wine is packed with tropical fruit aromas. The palate delivers the essence of ripe apple and pear flavors, beautifully balanced by the wines crisp natural acidity. The ample weight of the wine makes it the perfect accompaniment for lighter table fare - particularly crab or other shellfish preparations. It also serves as an extraordinarily refreshing aperitif.