The 4 Vineyards
1. High Pass Vineyard
2. Union School Vineyard
3. Moriah (lease)
4. Priddy Vineyard (lease)
High Pass Vineyard – 33 acres (23 in grapes)
Our first vineyard. Planted in 1984.
Vineyard elevation ranging from 450’ – 650’.
These grapes have been planted on south facing slopes. We recently added a new block, A, with an East facing slop, hoping for a first harvest in 2018 and projected wine release in 2020. The main variety on this Vineyard is Pinot Noir. Different blocks have different Pinot Noir clones. The clones include: Pommard, 777, 667, 115, 114, 113, and 2A (also known as Wadenswil).
Other varieties include Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe, Huxelrebe, and a few rows of Silvaner, Bacchus, Siegfried, Gewurztraminer, Comtessa and Gutedel.
Union School Vineyard – 20 acres (17 in grapes)
The Union School Vineyard was planted in 2005. The vineyard is named after a school house that was next to the vineyard, before there were school buses to take pupils to Junction City. Dieter wanted to keep the history of the area, hence the reason he named the vineyard Union School.
This vineyard has an elevation of 500’ – 700’ above sea level and a south facing slope. The concave shape of the land heats up the air which rises then helps to create a warm sheltered microclimate. That makes it a very unique vineyard site. The resulting wine is intensely concentrated with impeccable balance.
The main grape variety on this vineyard is Pinot Noir of Pommard and 777 clones, with small lots of Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe.
Moriah Vineyard – 20 acres (15 in grapes)
Moriah Vineyard is just south of Union School Vineyard. They share a fence line. Varieties here are Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc.
Priddy Vineyard – 20 acres (7 in grapes).
Located West of High Pass Vineyard, with vine rows serving as the fence line. Varieties include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and a native American grape that we use as rootstock for grafting new grape starts.