Over the last 10 years we have developed a short list of vineyards we consider to be among the best in the Willamette Valley. Each vineyard is sustainably farmed and chosen for the variety of elevation, soils and climate-terroir, all residing within the Willamette Valley AVA.

We believe that a variety of soils, elevations, mesoclimates in each vineyard and microclimates within our blocks are key to the creation of nuanced, complex flavored Pinot noirs. There are six sub-AVAs within the Willamette Valley AVA. The greater Willamette Valley itself provides the variety and quality we demand.


Willamette Valley AVA
(Located North of YC AVA and Gaston, OR)

Pinot noir 114, 115, 667, 777 Pommard, Wadenswil.
Sedimentary- Willakenzie and Melbourne soils
LIVE Certified

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Chehalem Mountains AVA

600ft, Pommard and 115. Laurelwood soils over Jory
Sustainable viticulture practiced


Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Dijon 114, 115, 667, Pommard, Wadenswil
Marine sediment soil || Sustainable viticulture practiced


McMinnville AVA

Dijon777 and Pommard || Jory soil
LIVE Certified || Salmon Safe certified


Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Pinot Noir 115 and Wadenswil. Sedimentary soil over
fractured sandstone || Department of Agriculture Conservation
Security Program Outstanding Stewardship of Agricultural Lands


Dundee Hill AVA

220-640ft, Dijon 115 and 667 || Jory soil
LIVE Certified || Salmon Safe certified


Spanning Portland to Eugene, rich with alluvial soils on the valley floor and intermixed with porous volcanic, loess-sand, silt and clay, and sedimentary soils on hillsides is the Willamette Valley AVA.

Sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley AVA

Chehalem Mountains AVA spans 100 miles of sedimentary sea beds and lava flows and is 20 minutes from Portland, Oregon.

Dundee Hills AVA Created from Basaltic lava flows, tectonic uplift and glacial flooding in the valley floor, the Dundee Hills AVA was left with a complex mix of soils. Waters from floods flowed into the valley created by the tectonic uplift and left a small layer of sediment each time they receded, leaving a level of sedimentary based soil 330 feet and below, while higher elevation soils tend to be red in color, rich, well-drained called Jory.

Eola-Amity Hills AVA is a line of hills near the center of the Willamette Valley AVA. The soils are marine sediment and volcanic. Summertime breezes from the coast blow through the hills in the summer and cool down the vines, allowing the preserving the grapes natural acidity.

McMinnville AVA lies due west of McMinnville in the Coast Range Foothills. The soils are primarily uplifted marine sedimentary loams and silts, with alluvial overlays. Clay and silt loams average 20-40 inches in depth before reaching harder rock and compressed sediments, shot with basalt pebbles and stone.

Ribbon Ridge AVA The smallest of the six sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge AVA is located in northern Yamhill county. The soils of Ribbon Ridge are unique in comparison to their sub-AVA neighbors in that they are derived entirely from marine sedimentary materials.

Yamhill-Carlton AVA was established in 2004 is home to some of the finest Pinot noir vineyards in the world. Historically nourished by forestry and farming, the coarse-grained, ancient marine sediments native to the area are among the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley.

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