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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Prince Hill Vineyard 

Well-known in Oregon wine history for its distinct red fruit character, spice and earthy notes, Prince Hill Vineyard is widely considered one of the premier sites in the Dundee Hills AVA.

Our first vineyard acquisition outside of California, Prince Hill reflects our continued commitment to exploring and producing unique wines that convey a sense of place.

In 2014, we began exploring Oregon, producing our first Oregon Pinot Noir with fruit from Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley. Taken by the delicious results, we set out to permanently add an Oregon estate site.

A shared interest in extraordinary Pinot Noir and industry leadership connected us with Dick Erath, a pioneer in the Oregon wine industry who established his eponymous brand in 1972.

Prince Hill Vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir in 1983. The site’s red Jory soil and cool Willamette Valley climate make it the ideal growing environment for expressive Pinot Noir.

Willamette Valley AVA

The largest appellation in Oregon, the Willamette Valley AVA sits between the Oregon Coast Range to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. Designated as an official AVA in 1983, it is also home to six sub-AVAs, including Dundee Hills.

The region encompasses more than 100 miles of the Willamette River and endures a long growing season with warm summers. It is primarily planted to Pinot Noir and other cool climate varieties.

Site and Farming

Elevation

519-767 feet

Aspect

Southeastern

Total Acreage

36 acres

Slope and Soil

Deep, well-drained, volcanic silty clay loam known as Jory

Climate

Fog: Vineyard sits above the fog line where there is ample airflow

Temperature: Warm and dry summer days punctuated by cool evenings help the grapes ripen slowly and evenly, maximizing flavor development

Location

“The Duncan Family’s commitment to sustainability and excellence was important to me in selecting a steward to carry on the Prince Hill tradition.” —Dick Erath

Scenic view of Prince Hill vineyard

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