We source our grapes from several premier vineyards in the Willamette Valley, as well as Southern and Eastern Oregon for our warmer climate varietals. Most of these vineyards come from long-standing, cooperative partnerships, and Pam works closely with each vintner to monitor and dictate vineyard practices. We seek to treat the fruit as gently and naturally as possible to preserve the truest and most complex fruit character.
Here are some of the vineyards we consistently partner with:
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Fruit from Northridge Vineyard often makes up a good portion of our Willamette Valley blend and in 2014, almost the entirety of our reserve-tier Winemaker Cuvee. It's fruit is 100% Pommard clone, usually showing concentrated black fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and currant, as well as the rustic, brambly tannins characteristric of the Eola-Amity sedimentary soil.
Chehalem Mountains AVA
Lia's is owned by our good friends at Longplay Vineyard. The elevation ranges from 380 to 560 feet and the aspect is primarily due south. The soils are mostly Jory, a dark reddish brown silty clay loam, and we believe the soils combined with the climate are what lend our grapes their unique character.
The vineyard has about 25 acres planted to eight clones of pinot noir, as well as a bit over two acres of Chardonnay. The Pommard, Wädenswil and Chardonnay were all propagated from own-rooted cuttings with plantings from 1990 to 1993.
Kelley Family Vineyard
Dundee Hills AVA
This wonderful property in the Dundee Hills has 16 acres planted to Pommard, 667, 777 and 115 clone Pinot Noir. The south facing slope varies from 320 to 400 feet in elevation and is exclusively Jory soil. We starting working with this site in 2015 and are very happy to be able to work with Dundee Hills grapes again. The grapes produce flavors of mineral, rose petals and bright red fruits typical of the Dundee Hills.