When Michael & Harmon Skurnik started The Pinot Project in 2009, it was to answer a call from their customers who were looking for a great quality Pinot Noir at a reasonable price. With just over 20 years under his belt since starting his import business, Michael knew he had the resources and the palate to improve upon the existing field of choices. He & Harmon reached out to their friends in California’s Coastal Regions to help them craft a silky, fruit-forward and well-balanced Pinot Noir. After working their way through many blends, their final selection produced just 10,000 cases, but set the tone for their house
style and launched an overnight hit in the process. The Skurniks have approached the development of their proprietary brand with the same zest for honesty and quality as seen in their import selections. Since 2009, the team has added a Pinot Grigio and Rose from Italy, a Pinot Noir Rose from France, and a Chardonnay from California called, The Chard Project; always seeking out high quality wines from the right places at a great value. All of the wines have scored 90 points and above. With 10 consecutive years of growth, the brand will hit the 100,000 case milestone this year. Steadfast in its original vision, The Pinot Project is truly a wine for the palate, the pocket and the people.
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