The Willamette Valley is defined by natural borders: with Oregon’s coast range to the west, the Cascade Mountains in the east, the Columbia River to the north, and the Calapooya Mountains to the south. The cool-climate valley derives its name from the river that winds its way through the low-lying hills and fields. Nearly 100 miles long and 60 miles wide, the Willamette Valley pervades from Portland to Eugene.

Due to the Willamette Valley’s proximity to the coast, the mild marine climate coupled with nutrient-rich, well-drained volcanic soil makes it an ideal setting for Pinot Noir to thrive. Long afternoons of sunshine, tempered by coastal breezes, keep the climate cool throughout summer. 

 


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Planted Varieties: Pinot Noir
Acreage: 110 acres
Elevation: 450 - 620 ft.
Rainfall: 35-40 inches annually
Soil: Volcanic Basalt

Fun Facts: The clay components of the volcanic basalt soils enable it to store water, so supplemental irrigation is used only when necessary. Sufficient water supply coupled with good canopies help protect the grapes and allow for gentle ripening. 

 

Planted Varieties: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Acreage: 120 acres
Elevation: 220 - 630 ft.
Soil: Silt clay loams


Fun Facts: The growing elevation is varied from very steep to nearly level with mostly southeast acing vineyard blocks with varied elevation.