Hope Well Vineyard
Planted in 2008 by the Casteel Family, this site is in the eastern reaches of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, just west of the village of Hopewell. Tended with organic practices and with respect for the microbes, plants, and animals that live amongst the vines, this vineyard is the source for our Pinot noir grapes. The soils here are a Dupee marine sediment over volcanic bedrock. We work with a block planted to the Dijon 777 clone on Riparia Gloire rootstock. Because of its location, aspect, and lower elevation, this site is one of the earliest ripening in the Eola-Amity Hills appellation.
Temperance Hill Vineyard
Planted in the early 1980s, this site has time and again exemplified the beauty of cool-climate single-vineyard Oregon Pinot noir. It is also home to a small cadre of white grapes- Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Gewurztraminer. Cared for by Dai Crisp since 1999, this organic site is also one of the best maintained vineyards in the valley. Its higher elevation of 750 feet is equal to Van Duzer Pass, the lowest point in the Coast Range. The ocean breezes flow directly east from the Pacific to this hillside, keeping it cooler than most vineyards in the region. This vineyard is the source for our Pinot gris grapes. This block was planted to multiple clones and is on volcanic Ritner soil.