Twenty-four acres sloping eastward on the north side of Oregon’s Dundee Hills make our home. At the site of a long-abandoned nut orchard, we planted our favorite clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and built our winery and beautiful tasting room.
Modern design meets classic Northwest architecture in our newly built tasting room at the top of the hill. Clear fir ceilings, glass walls, and a long concrete bar create an inviting, luminous interior. On the patio and lawn, comfortable seating and a stockpile of Pendleton wool blankets invite you to relax any time of year. And when the rains come, you can sit by the fireplace in the tasting room or under the eave outside to stay warm with your glass of wine. No matter where you are, you’ll look out over the vineyard onto Mt. Hood in the east, Chehalem Mountain to the North, and a steep ridge of evergreen trees to the south.
The estate property includes 16 acres of Pinot Noir and four acres of Chardonnay, planted in two successive years. The Jory soil for which Oregon’s Dundee Hills are famous covers the vast majority of our east-facing slope, accompanied by a small, stonier section of Nekia soil down by the winery. We planted four clones of Pinot Noir and two clones of Chardonnay across 13 clone-specific vineyard blocks to make the most of the site’s geologic variation. We farm the property with 100 percent biodynamic methods.