Mouton Noir Oregon

Producer Profile – The Story

RAISON D’ETRE – Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley in the heart of Oregon


FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH – Mr. Mack was named best young sommelier by the Chaine des Rotisseurs in 2003, and he was the first African-American ever to win the title—but that wasn’t enough. In 2004, he became the head sommelier of Per Se—a much coveted position. All Mouton Noir wines are currently made in Oregon. They include reasonably priced wines such as the 2010 Other People’s Pinot Noir, a light-bodied, attractive red with the abbreviation OPP in big, bold, black letters on the label – (The Wall Street Journal)


NOT JUST ANOTHER YANKIE PINOT – Garage d’Or Wines/Mouton Noir was founded to focus on specific terroirs in Oregon by sourcing the best fruit possible from the Williamette Valley region of Oregon and produce wines which show the individuality of their respected sites. As a French importer the salute to Burgundy was not lost on us or Andres’s highly respected experience and love for ‘street style’ packing. Mouton Noir? Literally…