In 1982, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines were the first vines planted by founder Tom Huggins, his brother, Jim Huggins, and the original investors in the property, producing the winery’s first wines in 1986.
A major part of Oak Grove Vineyards was affected by phylloxera; in 2010, approximately 50 acres of vines were bulldozed and then replanted with grafted rootstock, with the remaining 19 acres scheduled for replanting in the near future.
Chardonnay vines planted in 2011 produced a large first crop – 6 tons – in 2015. This should increase to 25 tons in 2016 and 40 tons in 2018.
Oak Grove Facts
- Grapes: Pinot Noir (33 acres), Pinot Gris (13 acres), Chardonnay (10 acres), Maréchal Foch (1.5 acre), Sauvignon Blanc (1 acre)
- 64.12 acres
- Soils include: Dayton, Willamette, Woodburn, Hazelair, Ritner, Willakenzie, Witzel, Jory, Helvetia