Our locations are in the northern reaches of the Willamette Valley, the first vineyard is sited on a hill with views of the expanding cities of Forest Grove and Verboort. The vineyard site starts about a quarter of the way up the hill, normally above the fog line, at an elevation of approximately 400 feet facing due east, topping out at approximately 500 feet with exposures bending from the southeast through the southwest. The larger Vineyard is located north of the city of Gaston with elevations from 250 – 350 feet.
In 2008, we planted with a mixture of Pinot Noir clones: one block consisting of 777 self rooted, another of 667 on phylloxera-resistant rootstock 3309, 101-14. and some self rooted plants, A large block of 115 on phylloxera-resistant rootstock 101-14. and 3309. a small block of 1018 on 3309 root stock was planted along with a block of self rooted Pommard.
We have also planted Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling. We planted Schönburger in March of 2010. We are the only commercial winery to have it planted in Oregon and Washington. One other Oregon winery has 4 plants but we don’t believe 4 plants provide enough fruit for commercial operations. Schönburger is basically a cross between Muscat and Pinot Noir. We’re excited to bring this grape to the public. Our spacing at the Gaston site is 8 foot isles and 5 feet between plants which should reduce the amount to tractor blight on the poles and plants.
Winter 2019 Tasting Room Line-Up
2017 Pinot Blanc
2014 Pinot Gris Reserve
2017 White Blyss
2015 Patio Pinot Noir
2015 Estate Pinot Noir
2015 Barrel Select Pinot Noir
2014 Winemaker Barrel Select
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