Winderlea sits nestled in Dundee Hills with twenty acres planted with some of the oldest vines – dating back to 1974 – in the Willamette Valley. The Estate vineyard, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Oregon, sits on the south side of Worden Hill Road with ideal elevations of 480 to 570 feet. The original plantings include Pommard, Wadenswil and the so-called Coury Clone, a selection imported in the late ’60s by one of the early pioneers of Oregon grape growing, Charles Coury. Today the site is composed of thirteen blocks entirely devoted to Pinot Noir.
Their Estate vineyard has been meticulously maintained and enhanced since it was first planted, including the introduction of Dijon clones on higher-density spacing. Farming practices have focused on reducing yields and improving canopy efficiency resulting in improved fruit and wine quality. To that end, the Winderlea Vineyard has been farmed Biodynamic® since 2009 and earned their Demeter Biodynamic® Certification in 2015. They are also a B-Corp certified company.
The winery also sources fruit from some other highly regarded and seriously sought after vineyard sites in the Willamette valley including – Maresh, Weber, Meredith Mitchell, Hyland, Shea, Crawford Beck and Carabella. We couldn’t imagine a more complete representation of pristinely and thoughtfully farmed vineyards to showcase what genuinely elegant Willamette Valley fruit should taste like.
- Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Blanc
- Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir