“Mike Hinds is a winemaker whose name you need to get to know. Franchere is his label and while the wines are excellent, Hinds makes homeopathic amounts of them, which means you need to hunt a little harder to find them. Trust me, they are worth the effort.“Michael Alberty, The Oregonian


The Oregonian, "Five Oregon red wines with a ‘license to chill’" by Michael Alberty, Oct 2018

Vinous Media, "Oregon's Expanding Palette of Wines" by Josh Raynolds, Jan 2018

Vinous Media, "Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot" by Josh Raynolds, Jan 2018

NY Times, "The Oregon Trail" by Eric Asimov, Oct 2017

"During my visit, I tried dolcettos and nebbiolos, assyrtikos and aligotés, gewürztraminers and others from labels like Holden Wine Company, Franchere Wine Company, Smockshop Band and Hiyu Wine Farm. Many were terrific. Seek them out if you are in the mood to sample some surprising, provocative wines."

Portland Monthly, "Oregon's 50 Best Wines," Oct 2016

John Gilman, View From the Cellar #62

"I tasted three wines from Mike, two [2014] pinot noirs and one syrah, and was very impressed with what I tasted, particularly given that these are only from the second vintage that he has produced... Franchere Wines is off to an excellent start and is a name to watch in the coming years."