Willamette Valley vineyard sites

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Willamette Valley vineyard sites
OUR WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARD SITES
Five of our six family-owned Oregon vineyard sites lie within the Willamette Valley AVA.
Established in 1983, this AVA’s rough boundaries include the Cascade Mountains to the east,
the Oregon Coast Range mountains to the west and a series of lower hill chains to the
extreme north of the valley. These vineyard sites primarily feature a dense, heavy clay soil
called Jory and are best suited for cool-climate grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Pinot
Gris. Although the average annual rainfall is around 40”, the summer growing season is
mostly dry and mild, with only 5-15 days per year topping 90 degrees.
ST. JORY VINEYARD
Location: South Salem Hills near Turner, OR -- Willamette Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 85.2
Varieties planted: 68.9 acres Pinot Gris; 16.3 acres Pinot Noir (Pommard clone)
First harvest: 2002
Irrigation: Reservoir
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: Own-rooted
Vine spacing: 8’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2.25 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 1,089
Elevation: 500 - 700 ft.
Vineyard personality: Flinty-yet-fruity Pinot Gris and a 7-acre spring-fed trout pond
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DELANEY VINEYARD
Location: South Salem Hills near Turner, OR -- Willamette Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 83
Varieties planted: 68.9 acres Pinot Noir (Pommard clone); 14.1 acres Pinot Gris
First harvest: 1994
Irrigation: Non-irrigated site
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: Own-rooted
Vine spacing: 10’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 871
Elevation: 500 - 700 ft.
Vineyard personality: Earthy, spicy fruit and views of five of the Cascade Mountains
HYLO VINEYARD
Location: South Salem Hills near Turner, OR -- Willamette Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 83.2
Varieties planted: 73.8 acres Pinot Noir (Pommard clone); 9.4 acres Pinot Gris
First harvest: 1995
Irrigation: Non-irrigated
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: Own-rooted
Vine spacing: 10’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 871
Elevation: 500 - 700 ft.
Vineyard personality: High-low (Hylo) terrain and nursery/grafting operation headquarters
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WILLOW CREEK VINEYARD
Location: South Salem Hills near Turner, OR -- Willamette Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 16
Varieties planted: Pinot Noir (777 and Pommard clones)
First harvest: 2006
Irrigation: Reservoir
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: 101-14 and 3309
Vine spacing: 8’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2.25 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 1,089
Elevation: 450 - 500 ft.
Vineyard personality: Soft and fruity Pinot Noir and a natural creek bordering the vineyard
DUCK POND ESTATE VINEYARD
Location: Surrounding Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, OR -- Willamette Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 10
Varieties planted: Pinot Noir (Pommard, 777, 115 & Mariafeld clones)
First harvest: 2003
Irrigation: Well
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: Own-rooted
Vine spacing: 8’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2.25 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 1,089
Elevation: 200 - 230 ft.
Vineyard personality: Deep, riverbed soil (Woodburn) and grapes with predominately soft
flavors
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OUR UMPQUA VALLEY VINEYARD SITE
Acquired in 2008, the Coles Valley Vineyard in the Umpqua AVA is Duck Pond’s newest
estate vineyard. This 358-acre parcel lies near the small southern Oregon town of Upmqua,
approximately 45 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. This vineyard site features a mix of
silt, clay and deep alluvial soils. The vines planted here were hand-grafted by Duck Pond’s
vineyard staff and planted over the course of four years, beginning in 2009.
Picturesque, undulating hills define this AVA, an area warmer than the Willamette Valley AVA
to the north, yet cooler than its southern neighbors, the Rogue and Applegate AVAs. The AVA
spans 65 miles north to south and 25 miles east to west. Mornings here are often foggy, with
summertime high temperatures averaging in the low to mid-80s. Average rainfall in the
region is 40”, with most of the precipitation occurring outside the primary growing season.
COLES VALLEY VINEYARD
Location: Umpqua, OR -- Umpqua Valley AVA
Total planted acreage: 272
Varieties planted: Pinot Noir (114 acres of 777, 102 acres of 115, 45 acres of 667, and 11 acres of
Mariafeld)
First harvest: 2011
Irrigation: Umpqua River
Trellis style: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
Rootstock: 101-14, 1616C, 3309, Riparia Gloire
Vine spacing: 7.5’ (between rows) x 5’ (between vines)
Average yield: 2.75 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 1,161
Elevation: 550 - 600 ft.
Vineyard personality: Earlier ripening and more consistent flavor profile than Willamette
Valley vineyard sites
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