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VINEYARD 2017-06-14T18:28:22+00:00

Vineyard

Our 42-acre, LIVE certified sustainable vineyard rests atop the storied Dundee Hills in Dayton, Ore. We are nestled between Domaine Serene to the East and stunning Valley views to the West, thirty-five miles southwest of Portland. Our vines occupy some of the most sought-after terrain in the region.

The resident Jory soil is brick-red in color and dense with nutrients. Its exceptional draining capacity is ideal for the area’s many wet months. While half of our acreage is used for the Vista Hills label, the remaining fruit is sold to a host of local producers including Dobbes Estate, Soter, White Rose Wines and Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

Quick Facts

Size: 42 acres

Soil: Jory

Elevation: 680–860 feet

Varieties: Pinot noir, Pinot gris & Chardonnay

Stewardship: L.I.V.E. and Salmon Safe

Block A

Block A was planted in 1999, and contains 3.6 acres of Dijon clone 114 fruit. Clone 114 is the most widely planted of the Dijon clones, and yields flavors of pomegranate, blueberry, mineral, cola, and spice, with a medium to full body and moderate tannins. Block A has an elevation of 840 feet.

Block B

Block B was planted in 1999, and contains 1.4 acres of Dijon clone 114 fruit. Clone 114 is the most widely planted of the Dijon clones, and yields flavors of pomegranate, blueberry, mineral, cola, and spice, with a medium to full body and moderate tannins. Block B has the second-highest density of the Vista Hills blocks, with 2,115 vines per acre. It has an elevation of 800-840 feet.

Block C

Block C was planted in 2001, and contains 4.1 acres of Dijon clone 777 fruit. Clone 777 yields flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, licorice, and sometimes leather or tobacco, with a full body and medium tannins. Block C has an elevation of about 840 feet.

Block D

Block D is our oldest block, planted in 1997, and contains 1.4 acres of fruit. It has the highest density of the Vista Hills blocks, with 2,180 vines per acre. It has an elevation of 800-840 feet.

Block E

Block E was planted in 2002, and contains 2 acres of Dijon clone 115 fruit. Clone 115 yields flavors of rose petal, red cherry, black raspberry, and sometimes leather or anise, with a medium to full body and soft tannins. Block E has an elevation of about 800 feet.

Block F

Block F was planted in 2005, and contains 5 acres of Dijon clone 667 fruit. Clone 667 yields flavors of dark cherry, strawberry, black tea, warm earth, and Christmas spice, with a medium body and soft tannins. Block F is our largest block, and has an elevation of 760-830 feet.

Block G

Block G was planted in 2005, and contains 4 acres of Pommard clone fruit. Pommard is an “old school” clone, known for displaying dark fruit flavor and a meaty edge. The Pommard section of Block G has an elevation of 700-760 feet.

Block H

Block H was planted in 2005, and contains 1.4 acres of Pinot Gris clone 152 fruit. Clone 152 yields flavors of peach, melon, honey and fig flavors, with roundness and length. The Pinot Gris section of Block H has an elevation of about 740 feet.

Block I

Block I was planted in 2005, and contains 2.4 acres of Pinot Gris clone 152 fruit. Clone 152 yields flavors of peach, melon, honey and fig flavors, with roundness and length. Block I has an elevation of 760-800 feet, and is our largest Pinot Gris block.

Block J

Block J was planted in 2005, and contains 2.4 acres of Dijon clone 777 fruit. Clone 777 yields flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, licorice, and sometimes leather or tobacco, with a full body and medium tannins. Block J has an elevation of 720-760 feet.

Block K

Block K was planted in 2005, and contains 3.8 acres of Dijon clone 667 fruit. Clone 667 yields flavors of dark cherry, strawberry, black tea, warm earth, and Christmas spice, with a medium body and soft tannins. Block K has an elevation of 720-760 feet.

Block L

Block L is our newest block; it was planted in 2008, and contains 2.6 acres of Dijon clone 115 fruit. Clone 115 yields flavors of rose petal, red cherry, black raspberry, and sometimes leather or anise, with a medium to full body and soft tannins. Block L has an elevation of 720-760 feet.