Oregon’s coast offers great diversity, giving us the ability to select a range of vineyards that give us versatility in style and a broad range of characteristics to enhance the final blend. From the firm acidity found in the fruit from Willamette Valley, to the rich suppleness from the Umpqua Valley, we felt spoiled by the plethora of choices when it came to fruit selection.
The Willamette Region, Oregon’s largest AVA, has a temperate climate and balanced marine influences, both of which are well suited to growing cool climate varietals. It’s no surprise that over 80% of Oregon’s Pinot Noir comes from this area.
The most consistent region for Pinot Noir in Oregon, Umpqua is made up of numerous mountain ranges and valleys. It is also one of Oregon’s most diverse AVAs in terms of microclimates – a true diamond in the rough.
The southernmost winegrowing region in Oregon, the Rogue Valley has a proven track record for growing world class Pinot Noir. The elevated landscape and volcanic soils are derived from the convergence of three mountain ranges.