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Second tasting room coming for Spiritopia

Newsflash!  Spiritopia is planning to open a second tasting room, this one in downtown Albany.  Hopefully we will be ready to reveal it on November 5, 2020 - the date of this year's Downtown Unwrapped celebration.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for more updates.
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Ginger Lemon Drop gets “Outstanding” Review from Wine Press NW

Spiritopia Ginger Lemon Drop was rated "Outstanding" in the Fall 2020 Wine Press Northwest Fortified Wine review.  Here is the summary from that issue: "Corvallis chemist Chris Beatty starts with Pinot Gris as the base for this dangerously easy to drink elixir.  It's super-charged with brandy to create a wine-distilled cocktail that includes organic lemon…
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Our Origin Story

Customers often ask how we ended up starting and running a distillery/winery.  Our founder, Chris, is fond of ginger - and, as it turns out, he is one. He's also a passionate chemist, artist, and environmentalist. In 2006 he left his senior engineer position at a high tech company to start a biofuels research company.…
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