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Our Vineyard Partners

We are fortunate to work with a selection of the top northern Willamette Valley vineyards, covering six unique sub-AVAs - Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, Laurelwood, Tualatin Hills & Yamhill-Carlton.
The diversity of soils, climates, elevations found in these special growing regions creates some fascinating wines and allows us to share the stories of these small, family-owned farms with you.

 

MAP OF VINEYARDS WE PURCHASE FRUIT FROM:
 


SHEA VINEYARDS

YAMHILL CARLTON AVA

If there is any vineyard we work with that needs no introduction, this is the one. Shea Vineyard has graced the labels of so many wonderful wines dating back to the mid-90s that it has become a legendary local vineyard.

Planted by Dick Shea in the late-80s several miles east of Yamhill, it's fractured marine sandstones combine with warm days and cool nights to produce silky and long-lived Pinot Noirs that showcase exceptional complexity.

We've been blessed to work with Block 18 for over 20 years and in 2019 have added two prized new blocks that once produced Bergstrom's Shea Vineyard. 

Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil: Willakenzie Marine Sediments
Elevation: 400-600 feet
Slope: South & Southeast Facing
Clones: Dijon 777 & Pommard (2019)
Planted: 1989 & replanted 1998 
Certifications: L.I.V.E. Sustainable

Vintages: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Shea Vineyards Website

MATTERI VINEYARD

YAMHILL-CARLTON AVA

Owned and tended by Dr. Robert Matteri, a neighbor not far from our own Mount Richmond Vineyard, Matteri Vineyard sits on a hilltop just north of Pike Road. Following in the footsteps of his Great Uncle, who had a small Pre-Prohibition vineyard in Sebastopol, Sonoma, Dr. Matteri retired from his practice and began planting in 2011.

Although the vines are still relatively young, we've been extremely impressed with the fruit produced by the vineyard's free-draining marine soils, creating concentrated Pinot Noir and mineral-driven Chardonnay.

Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris
Soil: Goodin, Dupee & Sitton Marine Sediments
Elevation: 500-550 feet
Slope: South Facing
Clones: 96 & 76 (CH) + Pommard, 777 & 667 (PN)
Year Planted: 2011, 2014 & 2015 
Certifications: Sustainable Practices

Vintages: 2019

Matteri Vineyards Website

TEMPERANCE HILL VINEYARD

EOLA-AMITY HILLS AVA

A feather in our cap just like Shea, this vineyard needs no introduction if you know the great vineyards of the Willamette Valley. Temperance Hill is a second generation vineyard planted in 1981 by the Koo Family and farmed by the highly-respected Dai Crisp since 1999.

It's combination of high elevation and iron-rich volcanic clay soils produce some of the most beautiful, spice-driven Pinot Noirs in the region. This unique site sees the full effects of the Van Duzer winds that blast cold pacific air most evenings during the summer growing months. With the marginal nature of the vineyard, we only produce a single vineyard release in the warmest years. 

Varieties: Pinot Noir  
Soil: Nekia & Jory Volcanic Clay
Elevation: 660-860 feet 
Slope: Multiple 
Clones: Dijon 777 
Year Planted: 1981
Certifications: Certified Organic

Vintages: 2017, 2018, 2019

Temperance Hill Website

FAIRSING VINEYARD

YAMHILL CARLTON AVA

Fairsing Vineyard is family-owned and operated by McNally Family high up in the hills of the Yamhill Carlton AVA. Mike and Mary Ann take stewardship of their land very seriously and farm some of the most distinctive and complex grapes in the region. 

Steep-sloped and showcasing epic views, we love the beautiful, dark-fruit expression of Pinot Noir from this site. We source from both sides of the property (Block 9 on the East and Block 12 on the West) blending two great Pinot Noir clones to produce a complex and long-lived wine.

We are thankful for the great fruit and partnership with both Mike and Mary-Ann. Read more

Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil: Melbourne Marine Sediments
Elevation: 500-750 feet
Slope: South & Southeast Facing 
Clones: Dijon 777 & Pommard 
Planted: 2006 & 2007
Certifications: L.I.V.E. Sustainable

Vintages: 2016, 2019

Fairsing Vineyard Website

CORINNE VINEYARD

CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS AVA

With an impressive history of both owners and winery partners, Corinne Vineyard has been growing exceptional Pinot Noir grapes for several decades.

Planted in 1989 by the original owners of Rex Hill, it is a truly unique 27-acre vineyard at the intersection of marine and volcanic soils. Tucked into the south side of the Chehalem Mountains, it is a warmer site for Pinot Noir, producing intense fruit, heady aromatics, and lots of structure. We source from two blocks on the estate, Block 2 and Block 8, and love working with the site's Pommard fruit planted in rocky basalt. Read more here.

Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil: Melbourne Marine & Ridner Volcanic
Elevation: 300-450 feet
Slope: South Facing - Camel Back Shape
Clones: Pommard & Dijon 777
Year Planted: 1989-2012
Certifications: Certified Organic

Vintages: 2019

Corinne Vineyards Website

MEYER VINEYARD

DUNDEE HILLS AVA

Originally owned and farmed by the Meyer Family who grew Prunes and Hazelnuts since the early Twentieth Century. Lemelson Winery purchased the beautiful property high up in the Dundee Hills and began planting it's iron-rich volcanic soils in 2001.

The Campbell family has swapped fruit with the Lemelson Meyer Vineyard for over a decade. It is a long, steep site that features amazing views within the historic Dundee Hills sub-AVA. Being high on the hill in signature Nekia and Jory soils, Meyer produces classic Dundee characteristics of ripe red cherry and raspberry with signature spice and rich earthy tones. 

Varieties: Pinot Noir  
Soil: Nekia & Jory Volcanic Clay
Elevation: 550-800 feet 
Slope: South Facing
Clones: Dijon 115
Year Planted: 2001 
Certifications: Certified Organic

Vintages: 20172018, 2019

Meyer Vineyard Website

ZENITH VINEYARD

EOLA-AMITY HILLS AVA

Found in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA near Salem. Zenith was originally named O'Conner Vineyard, and planted in the 80s. The Ramey family purchased the property in 2002, re-naming it Zenith and beginning a replanting process to establish it's reputation as one of the top vineyards in the valley. 

We work with several blocks spread throughout the vineyard and love the savory expression from it's exceptionally deep marine sediments overlayed by a veneer of Missoula Flood silt.

Fruit from this special site receives ample sun during the day and cooling breezes that sneek through the Van Duzer Gap to help retain acidity.

Varieties: Pinot Noir  
Soil: Hazelair Silt & Bellpine Marine Sediment  
Elevation: 250-380 feet 
Slope: South Facing 
Clones: Dijon 777 & Pommard 
Planted: 1999, 2006 & 2008
Certifications: Sustainable Practices

Vintages: 2016, 2017, 2018

Zenith Vineyard Website

XANDER-TARYN VINEYARD

LAURELWOOD AVA

This family-owned vineyard is hidden within a conifer forest in the newly minted Laurelwood AVA. Planted by the Knight family in 2012 and named after their two eldest children, it is farmed by the talented Evan Bellingar and his Results Partner team.

Xander-Taryn is a small 7-acre vineyard site planted in the region's namesake "Laurelwood" loess soils. These shallow topsoils of wind-blown materials produce Pinot Noir with deep blue fruit and exotic spice notes. We've made two vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs from Xander-Taryn in 2016 and 2018. 

Varieties: Pinot Noir
Soil: Laurelwood Wind-Blown Loess
Elevation: 550-600 Feet
Slope: East South East
Clones: Dijon 777 & Pommard
Year Planted: 2012
Certifications: Sustainable Practices

Vintages: 2016, 2018

Read more here

OTHER FAMILY-OWNED VINEYARDS

Saffron Fields Vineyard

Bishop Scott Vineyard

Patton Valley Vineyard

Monks Gate Vineyard

La Dolce Vita Vineyard

Fruithill Vineyards

Quandary Vineyards

Maverick Vineyard

Fennwood Vineyard

Jesse Estate Vineyards

Hyland Vineyard

JL Kiff Vineyard