Fausse Piste, Jesse Skiles

Washington, Columbia County



Owned by Jesse and Maryna Skiles, Fausse Piste is a Portland, Oregon, based winery that sources fruit from vineyards across the Pacific Northwest.  Working with family-owned vineyards that focus on quality and the reducing the overall impact on the environment.  We focus on producing Syrah, Viognier, Grenache and other Rhône varieties from high-elevation vineyards, as well as small lots of other grapes, to make small production wines.  By using only native yeasts and respecting the quality of the fruit, minimal use of new oak barrels and no additions or subtractions are made to the musts, Fausse Piste practices an old school approach in the cellar. We only filter when required and add SO2 at bottling for stability.  The goal of Fausse Piste is to make food-friendly wines of purpose that have a focus on acidity and balance.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Le Communard Blanc 70% Gewürztraminer, 20% Grüner Veltliner, 10% Riesling 15-30 years Volcanic clay and basalt Certified Biodynamic and Organic
Viognier "The Mineral Selection" Viognier 8-10 years Volcanic clay and granite   Organic
Grenache "Les Nouveaux Garcons" Grenache 12 years Granite Certified Organic
Syrah "Garde Manger" 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier 5-20 years Mainly volcanic basalt and glacial loess deposits Certified Sustainable
Cabernet "Le Boucher" Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 15 years Cobblestone over basalt bedrock Sustainable
Pinot Noir “The Vegetable Lamb” Pinot Noir 10-15 years Volcanic basalt and clay Certified Biodynamic
Les Vignes de Marcoux Syrah (Red Willow Vineyard) Self rooted Syrah 16 years Glacial deposits, caliche and basalt cobble Non-certified Organic
Grenache "Les Garcons" Self rooted Grenache 15 years Cobblestone over basalt bedrock Non-certified Organic
Post Feast Muscat Dessert 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah fortified with 138 proof Muscat spirits 15 years Basalt with cobble Non-certified Organic