J.K. Carriere “Estate” Vineyard (Chehalem Mountains AVA): We purchased our 40 south-facing acres on Parrett Mountain, outside Newberg, in 2007 and started vineyard development in 2008. We are finishing a winery in 2009 and pioneering this virgin site with non-irrigated Pommard clone Pinot noir at an elevation of 500’ to 700’. We expect the eight soil classifications, largely derivatives of Jory, will deliver classic late ripening red fruit with higher acidity and moderate structure. Of course, we won’t see any grapes from this site for a number of years. Ah, patience.
Temperance Hill Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA): Managed by Dai Crisp, this 100-acre south-facing vineyard is in the Eola Hills in Polk County, Oregon. Established in 1981, the vineyard is non-irrigated, organically farmed, and sitting at an elevation of 650-870 ft. With Willakenzie soils, the red fruit is late ripening, with higher acidity and medium tannin. Our fruit comes from several blocks including the oldest, the Front Block-East planted in 1981 (Waddenswill, head pruned, hanging cane), the Flats planted in 1983 (Wadenswill, head pruned, hanging cane), Rocky Slope (Wadenswill, VSP) and East Back Chardonnay (Clone 96, VSP).
Anderson Family Vineyards (Dundee Hills AVA): Owned by Cliff and Allison Anderson, the vineyard occupies 20 south- and east-facing acres in the Dundee Hills, Yamhill County, Oregon. Established in 1992, the vineyard is non-irrigated, organically farmed and sits at an elevation of 250-400 ft. The Jory soils yield complex early ripening red fruits with lower acidity and firm tannin. Our fruit comes from the south block, planted in 1992 with VSP, Dijon 115 clone Pinot Noir.
Gemini Vineyards (Chehalem Mountains AVA): Owned by Dale and Marcella Hatfield, this nine-acre south-facing vineyard is on Chehalem Mountain in Washington County, Oregon. Established in 1995 on Laurelwood soils at an elevation of 500 ft., the vineyard is non-irrigated and sustainably farmed. The red tropical fruits are early ripening with higher acidity and medium tannin. Our fruit is from the south block front, planted in 1995 with VSP, grafted Pommard clone Pinot Noir.
Shea Vineyards: (Yamhill-Carlton District AVA) Owned by Dick Shea, the vineyard spans 140 acres in Yamhill-Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon. Established in 1989, this non-irrigated, sustainably farmed vineyard is known for Willakenzie soils, which yield its early ripening dark fruits with low acidity and dense tannins. Our fruit comes from Block 12 on the mid-slope east, which was planted in 1999 with VSP, Dijon 777 clone Pinot noir.
Momtazi Vineyards (McMinville AVA) : Established in 1998, this 250-acre south- and east-facing vineyard is owned by Mo Momtazi and his family. The vineyard, in the southwest McMinnville foothills, is irrigated and farmed biodynamically. The Nekia soils yield brooding dark fruits with higher acidity and massive tannin. Our fruit comes from block C, which was planted in 1998 with VSP, Dijon 115 clone Pinot Noir.
Black Walnut Vineyard (Dundee Hills AVA): This nine-acre south-facing vineyard was established by the Utz Family on a relatively high south-facing slope of the Dundee Hills in 2004. Farmed by Andy Humphries, the vineyard’s Jory soil delivers centrist cherry fruits with earthy overtones and monderate tannin.
Eola Hills Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA): Biodynamically farmed by Chris Williams of Brooks Wines, this mid-slope vineyard on the eastern flanks of the Eola Hills delivers dark and nuanced cherry fruits from both Pommard and Dijon clone Pinot noir.