The Eyrie Vineyard:
The vines that started it all. After a meticulous search, David and Diana moved the first 3000 vines in the Willamette Valley here from their 1965 nursery site. Named after the nest (or “eyrie”) of red-tail hawks living at the site, hawks still nest here every year. Our Original Vine bottlings all come from this vineyard, as well as the South Block Pinot noir.
Planted at the crest of the hill, Daphne is one of the oldest and highest elevation plantings in the Dundee Hills. The soil is very shallow here, averaging less than 10" on top of bedrock. The site is windy and cool. In response to the harsh environent, the vines at Daphne are small, almost bonsai-like.
Roland Green Farm Vineyard:
Roland Green is home to 6 acres of own-rooted vines and 5 acres of new Pinot noir plantings. These new planting are on innovative rootstocks that not only resist Phylloxera, but are also adapted to the challenges of warmer vintages to come. Roland Green includes a reserve of 11 acres of unplanted ground for the future.
In 1989, Sisters Vineyard was named after the three Pinot sisters: noir, blanc, and gris. Today Sisters is our experimental farm, with 8 varieties planted there. The youngest block serves double duty as a rootstock trial which is intensively measured and monitored. There are also 9 acres of hazelnuts planted at the site.
Named for the underlying outcrop of rock ridging against the hillside, Outcrop overlooks our Eyrie Vineyard. In spite of its northern exposure, reflected heat from the Original Vines warms the site. Planted by our neighbors, the Easons, over several decades, we purchased the site in 2011 and made our first vintage from these grapes in 2012.