Eola Hills Wine Cellars farms nearly 327 acres of vineyards across 13 different properties in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, just below the 45th parallel north. Our primary vineyards are in the Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Region (AVA), and the primary fruit we grow is Pinot Noir from French clones.
Eola Hills Wine Cellars vineyard properties benefit from the effect of maritime winds that travel east from the Oregon Coast through the Van Duzer Corridor, creating cooler evening and nighttime temperatures in the summer and fall.
This unique cooling effect creates an ideal mesoclimate for the finicky Pinot noir grape, which favors warm days and cool nights. Cooler evening temperatures help preserve the natural acid structure in the grapes, resulting in very food friendly wines, and greater longevity in the bottle.
This mild, maritime climate combines with well-drained soils to create ideal growing conditions not only for Pinot Noir, but for cool-climate white varietals including Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
As long-term farmers and good stewards of the land, Eola Hills Wine Cellars is committed to sustainable wine grape growing. We advocate low-input viticulture, taking into consideration the unique characteristics of each vineyard site when making farming decisions.
Our vineyards are dry farmed, which lessens the potential for runoff and helps to protect groundwater sources. For every vine we plant, we plant a native tree. We are committed to sustainable farming, taking the necessary steps to select biological treatments for pests and disease, such as spraying with mineral oil for mite and powdery mildew pressure.
We take great pride in how we develop and tend our vineyards: they are our legacy for future generations.