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Vineyards 2018-01-11T21:17:19+00:00

Vineyards

In addition to our Estate Vineyard, we source fruit (industry-talk for “grapes”) from many different vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley and Oregon. This allows us to craft distinctive wines from many different micro-climates and show the true expression of terroir, particularly when it comes to Pinot noir and Riesling.

PINOT NOIR

Growers: Joe and Marilyn Merritt
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Nekia
Year Planted: 2008
Elevation: 525′
Slope: 5.7%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): Pommard and 777
Spacing: 6′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1805

Growers: Barbara Bond and Rob Kistler
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic & Marine-Jory, Willakenzie
Year Planted: 1983 & 2012
Elevation: 730′
Slope: 14.5%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): 777 (2012); Riesling 110 (1983)
Spacing: 7′ x 5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1796
Farming certifications: LIVE and Salmon Safe

Grower: Dick Crannell
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia, Jory
Year Planted: 1984-2008
Elevation: 550′;
Slope: 7.8%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc
Clone(s): 115 (1984, 1998, 2000); Pommard (1984, 2001); 667 (2002); and 777 (2003, 2008);
Spacing: 9′ x 5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1736

Growers: Chris Weeks & Jamie O’Malley
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia
Year Planted: 2 acres in 1999 and last ½ acre in 2000
Elevation: 325′
Slope: 8%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): 114, 115, 667, & Pommard
Spacing: 5.5’ x 1m
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1805

Growers: Mike and Patty Green
AVA: Yamhill-Carlton
Soils: Marine-Hazelair, Peavine, Willakenzie
Year planted: 1998
Elevation: 285′
Slope: 7.1%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir, Melon de Bourgogne, Viognier, Tempranillo
Clone(s): 113, 114
Spacing:  9′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1786
Farming certifications: LIVE certified

Grower: Bill Holloran
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Ritner, Gelderman
Year planted: 2006
Elevation: 530′
Slope: 8.8%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): Wadenswil; Riesling 239
Spacing: 6′ x 3.5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1811

Growers: Dag Sundby (owner) and Dan Rinke (farmer)
AVA: Willamette Valley (new Van Duzer Corridor AVA)
Soils: Glacial Deposits-Helvetia, Santiam
Year planted: 2009
Elevation: 250’
Slope: 5%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): Pommard and Wadenswil
Spacing:  6′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1890
Certification: Biodynamic, Organic

Grower: Carl Muska
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Gelderman, Nekia, Jory
Year planted: 2005-2010
Elevation: 485’
Slope: 6%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot  Noir, Orange Muscat, Riesling
Clone(s): Pommard (‘05, ‘10); Wadenswil (‘10); 777 (‘05); 115 (‘05); and 828 (‘05); Riesling 12 (‘10)
Spacing:  6′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1745

Growers: Tom and Marlene Woodward
AVA: Columbia Gorge
Soils: Volcanic-Chemawa
Year planted: 2005
Elevation: 1400′
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Gewurztraminer (1983)
Clone(s): Pommard (2005)
Spacing: 6’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Farming certifications: Organic

Grower: Mark Rose
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia, and Jory
Year planted: 2010-2014
Elevation: 600′
Slope: 6.2%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): Pommard (2010); Wadenswil ; 114; 115; 667; and 777
Spacing:  7’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1665

Grower: Steve Price
AVA: Willamette Valley
Soils: Marine & Volcanic-Bellpine, Ritner
Year planted: 2005
Elevation: 700′
Slope: 12%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): 115, Pommard, 828, and 23 (Mariafeld)
Spacing: 8′ x 5′
Irrigated: No

Huglin Index: 1766

Grower: Doug and Joy Drawbond
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Marine-Hazelair, Rickreall, Bellpine
Year Planted: 1997
Elevation: 450’
Slope: 16%
Aspect: West
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): 115, 113, 667, 777, and Pommard
Spacing: 7′ x 40″
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1828

Grower: Bob Baily
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Marine-Chehulpum, Hazelair, Jory
Year Planted: 2006-2012
Elevation: 300′
Slope: 6.6%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): 777; Riesling 198
Spacing: 1.8m x 1m
Irrigated: Yes
Huglin Index: 1851

Grower: Dai Crisp (Viticulturalist)
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia & Ritner
Year planted: 1981-2014
Elevation: 660′-860′
Slope: 9%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): 777, Pommard, and Wadenswil
Spacing:  Varied
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1619
Farming certifications: Organic

Growers: Geoffrey and Lane Crowther
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Nekia
Year planted: 1998 & 2000
Elevation: 650’
Slope: 9.9%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777
Spacing: 5.5′ x 1m
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1691

Growers: Ralph and Chris Stein
AVA: Yamhill-Carlton
Soils: Marine-Dupee, Willakenzie, Panther
Year planted: 1984-2014
Elevation: 485′
Slope: 8.7%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): Pommard (1987 & 2014), Wadenswil (2006-2007), 114 (late ‘90’s); Riesling 110 (‘84)
Spacing:  8.5′ x 4.5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1750

Grower: Tom McGowan
AVA: Columbia Gorge
Elevation: 1,000’
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
Clone(s): 667



RIESLING

Growers: Barbara Bond and Rob Kistler
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic & Marine-Jory, Willakenzie
Year Planted: 1983 & 2012
Elevation: 730′
Slope: 14.5%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): 777 (2012); Riesling 110 (1983)
Spacing: 7′ x 5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1796
Farming certifications: LIVE and Salmon Safe

Grower: Bill Holloran
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Ritner, Gelderman
Year planted: 2006
Elevation: 530′
Slope: 8.8%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): Wadenswil; Riesling 239
Spacing: 6′ x 3.5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1811

Grower: Mimi Casteel
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Glacial deposits & volcanic-Willamette, Jory, Saum
Year planted: 2008
Elevation: 350′
Slope: 9%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Geisenheim 110 and Neustadt 90
Spacing: 7’ x 5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1830

Grower: Laurent Montalieu
AVA: McMinnville
Soils: Volcanic-Jory
Year planted: 1974
Elevation: 618’
Slope: 10.8%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s):  unknown
Spacing:  10’ x 5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1791
Farming certifications: LIVE, converting to Biodynamic

Grower: farmed by Vineyard Bros; owned by Diane Knight
AVA: Chehalem Mountains
Soils: Glacial Deposit-Cornelius, Quatama
Year planted: 1995
Elevation: 270′
Slope: 4%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): suitcase
Spacing: 8’ x 5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1790

Grower: Lemelson Vineyards
AVA: Dundee Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory
Year planted: 2007
Elevation: 800’
Slope: 9%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Riesling clone unknown
Spacing: 7’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1662

Grower: Rebecca Moore
AVA: Yamhill Carlton
Soils: Marine-Willakenzie
Year planted: 2007
Elevation: 284’
Slope: 9.9%
Aspect: West
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Riesling clone 12
Spacing: 7’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1812

Grower: Carl Muska
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Gelderman, Nekia, Jory
Year planted: 2005-2010
Elevation: 485’
Slope: 6%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot  Noir, Orange Muscat, Riesling
Clone(s): Pommard (‘05, ‘10); Wadenswil (‘10); 777 (‘05); 115 (‘05); and 828 (‘05); Riesling 12 (‘10)
Spacing:  6′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1745

Growers: Blake and Shannon Howard
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia, Jory
Year planted: 2007
Elevation: 500′
Slope: 6%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Geisenheim 110, Geisenheim 239, Geisenheim 198, ENTAV-INRA 49
Spacing:  7’ x 4’
Irrigated: No

Grower: Bob Bailey
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Marine-Chehulpum, Hazelair, Jory
Year Planted: 2006-2012
Elevation: 300′
Slope: 6.6%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): 777; Riesling 198
Spacing: 1.8m x 1m
Irrigated: Yes
Huglin Index: 1851

Growers: Earl Van Volkinburg (Founder), Joel Van Volkinburg (Viticulturalist)
AVA: Willamette Valley
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Nekia
Year planted: 1978 & 1980
Elevation: 700′
Slope: 9.8%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Riesling 21B (suitcase from Mosel and Alsace)
Spacing:  8’ x 5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1654

Grower: Lemelson Vineyards
AVA: Dundee Hills
Soils: Marine-Willakenzie
Year planted: 1994
Elevation: 308’
Slope: 5.7%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Riesling
Clone(s): Riesling clone unknown
Huglin Index: 1827
Farming Certifications: Organic

Growers: Ralph and Chris Stein
AVA: Yamhill-Carlton
Soils: Marine-Dupee, Willakenzie, Panther
Year planted: 1984-2014
Elevation: 485′
Slope: 8.7%
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Riesling
Clone(s): Pommard (1987 & 2014), Wadenswil (2006-2007), 114 (late ‘90’s); Riesling 110 (‘84)
Spacing:  8.5′ x 4.5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1750



AROMATIC WHITES

Growers: Chris and Tom Wotruba
AVA: McMinnville
Soils: Marine-Peavine, Stonyland, Willakenzie, Yamhill
Year Planted: 1991
Elevation: 360’
Slope: 9%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Blanc
Spacing: 9’x 5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1792
Farming certifications: N/A

Grower: Dick Crannell
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Nekia, Jory
Year Planted: 1984-2008
Elevation: 550′
Slope: 7.8%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Pinot Blanc
Clone(s): 115 (1984, 1998, 2000); Pommard (1984, 2001); 667 (2002); and 777 (2003, 2008);
Spacing: 9′ x 5′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1736

Growers: Mike and Patty Green
AVA: Yamhill-Carlton
Soils: Marine-Hazelair, Peavine, Willakenzie
Year planted: 1998
Elevation: 285′
Slope: 7.1%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir, Melon de Bourgogne, Viognier, Tempranillo
Clone(s): 113, 114
Spacing:  9′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1786
Farming certifications: LIVE certified

Grower: The Capra Company
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Jory, Nekia, Ritner
Year planted: 1976
Elevation: 402′
Slope: 7.4%
Aspect: Southwest
Varietal(s): Early Muscat
Spacing:  9’ x 5’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1778
Farming certifications: Converting to Organic

Grower: Jack LaRue
AVA:Willamette Valley (New Van Duzer AVA)
Soils: Glacial deposits-Helmick, Helvetia
Year planted: 2006
Elevation: 220′
Slope: 6%
Aspect: Southeast
Varietal(s): Pinot Gris
Spacing: 7’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1888

Grower: Carl Muska
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Soils: Volcanic-Gelderman, Nekia, Jory
Year planted: 2005-2010
Elevation: 485’
Slope: 6%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Pinot  Noir, Orange Muscat, Riesling
Clone(s): Pommard (‘05, ‘10); Wadenswil (‘10); 777 (‘05); 115 (‘05); and 828 (‘05); Riesling 12 (‘10)
Spacing:  6′ x 4′
Irrigated: No
Huglin Index: 1745

Grower: Dave Masciorini
AVA:  Willamette Valley (new Van Duzer Corridor AVA?)
Soils: Marine-Chehulpum, Hazelair, Rickreall
Year planted: 1998
Elevation: 322′
Slope: 8.3%
Aspect: East
Varietal(s): Gewurztraminer
Huglin Index: 1871

Growers: Tom and Marlene Woodward
AVA: Columbia Gorge
Soils: Volcanic-Chemawa
Year planted: 2005
Elevation: 1400′
Aspect: South
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir & Gewurztraminer (1983)
Clone(s): Pommard (2005)
Spacing: 6’ x 4’
Irrigated: No
Farming certifications: Organic