All three of the Willamette Valley’s most prominent winegrowing soil types reside within the boundaries of the Chehalem Mountains AVA. No other viticulture area in Oregon is graced with such diverse soil. It is this diversity that leads to exceptional wines with extraordinary complexity.
Across the Chehalem Mountains, you can find ancient uplifted sedimentary seabeds, weathered rich red soils from lava flows down the Columbia River, and relatively new glacial sediment scoured from western states and blown onto north-facing hillsides in tumultuous windstorms.
Soils so violently and differently formed pass on a provocative complexity and unique taste in our wines resulting in an exploration of flavors across the mountain.