Legacy Estate Vineyard
1600 Oak Grove Road, Salem, Oregon
72 acres | Pinot Noir (60 acres), Pinot Gris (5.75 acres), Maréchal Foch (3.5 acres), White Riesling (3 acres), Cabernet Sauvignon (1 acre)
Soil composition: Jory, Nekia, Ritner, Hazelair, Helmick, Chehulpum
Established in 2008, Legacy Estate is our newest, largest and most beautiful property. Situated on a southwest-facing hillside dotted with native White Oak trees, the site offers spectacular views of the Willamette Valley and the coastal range.
Legacy’s topography and soil profile terrain are unique to the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Two springs on the property have carved their way through the hilly landscape that rises to an elevation of 427 feet, and hundreds of basalt boulders, colored red from iron oxide, make a dramatic statement by their presence.
Volcanic activity caused a cap of basalt that led to Jory and Nekia soils at higher elevations; other areas feature lighter-colored, fossil-rich soils formed from ancient marine sediments between 30-15 million years old, a layer thrust upward over time by the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates.
Named for the Oligocene-era marine fossils found in rocks discovered when the field was cultivated. The grapes grown in Fossil Block have a distinctly different character from our other Legacy Estate wines, due to the less acid nature of the soil, the high elevation, and southeast exposure. Wines bottled from this block are labeled in their own unique packaging.
Oak Grove Vineyard
64 acres | Pinot Noir (34 acres), Pinot Gris (12 acres), Chardonnay (12 acres),Sauvignon Blanc (4.3 acre), Maréchal Foch (1.5 acre)
Soil composition: Dayton, Willamette, Woodburn, Hazelair, Ritner, Willakenzie, Witzel, Jory, Helvetia
In 1982, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines were the first vines planted, producing the winery’s first wines in 1986.
In 2010, after a serious case of phylloxera, approximately 50 acres of vines were bulldozed and then replanted with grafted rootstock. Chardonnay vines planted in 2011 produced a 6-ton first crop in 2015. After years of steady yields, we project a 40 ton harvest in 2018.
Wolf Hill Vineyard
43.42 acres | Pinot Noir (16 acres), Pinot Gris (16 acres), Chardonnay (8 acres), Maréchal Foch (1.79 acres, Muscat Ottonel (1.39 acres), Gewürztraminer (0.75 acres),
Soil composition: Jory, Willamette, Nekia, Dupee, Woodburn, Concord, Hazelair
Established in 1996, Wolf Hill Vineyard is best known for the Reserve wine produced from the plantings of French Pinot Noir clone #667.
Our head winemaker, Steve Anderson, is particularly fond of this block not only because his favorite grapes grow here; he and wife, Nancy, were married at the top of Wolf Hill in the shade of the oak trees, in 2005.
Pioneer Road, Dallas, Oregon
33.25 acres | Pinot Noir (all)
Soil composition: Briedwell, Salkum, Bellpine
S Pacific Highway, 99W, Rickreall, Oregon
21.87 acres | Pinot Gris (14.75 acres), Müller-Thurgau (3.58 acres), Gewürztraminer (2.82 acres), Pinot Noir (0.73 acre)
Soil composition: Coburg, Waldo
501 S Pacific Highway, 99W, Rickreall, Oregon
.42 acre | Maréchal Foch (0.2 acre), Early Muscat (0.17 acre)
Soil composition: Salkum, Dupee, Waldo
Eola Hills Wine Cellars farms over 325 acres in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, just below the 45th parallel north. We primarily grow Pinot Noir grapes from French clones in the Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Region (AVA).
Our region benefits from eastern maritime winds 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 Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes, which favor 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.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA | Willamette Valley Wines | Oregon Wine Board