We use the phrase “North Valley” as a geographical reference to the area from which we source, farm and produce our artisan Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and dry Rose. While the “Willamette Valley” appellation describes a fairly large area – almost 160 miles long, and nearly 45 miles at its widest – it is in the much smaller, northern corner of this region where its overall best vineyards are found. Here in the “North Valley”, we work to nurture and craft our artisan wines, honoring the best raw materials that nature has to
provide. Further, we seek a noteworthy diversity of sources from within the six sub-appellations of the region, giving us a broad palate of flavors and profiles from which to assemble our blends. So whether it is the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, the Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill-Carlton District, Chehalem Mountain area, or McMinnville, we are there, spending time with our growers in their vineyards each week, from flowering all the way through harvest.
Our grower partnerships are deeply meaningful engagements where shared risks in vineyard farming practices assure us of maximal quality in producing our wines. The personal relationships we enjoy with our growers are further enhanced by our additional commitment to certified sustainable vineyard practices – generally L.I.V.E. or Salmon Safe specifically – ensuring responsible stewardship of our
precious land and resulting in the highest quality of fruit we can harvest for our wines. Some of our esteemed vineyard sources (and grower partnerships) include La Colina & Vista Hills in the Dundee Hills, Zena Crown in the Eola-Amity Hills, Roe & Roe in Ribbon Ridge, Gran Moraine in Yamhill-Carlton, and of course our own home site vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain area.
. To grow and craft certifiably earth-friendly, sustainably-farmed wines that are examples of the northern Willamette Valley at its qualitative best.
. To represent the region through wines that speak eloquently about the Willamette Valley's gifts of latitude, climate and soils.
. To recognize and demonstrate that the greatest concentration of top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards originate in a small area called the northern Willamette Valley.
. To work with committed, passionate growers within the region who share our dual vision of representing tremendous quality, without sacrificing responsible practices - real human beings connected to the real origins of these wines.
. Our North Valley wines are a virtual road map to our region and a celebration of its gifts - ones that we hope you enjoy in your glass as much as we enjoy putting them in our bottles.