We chose a unique 57 acre parcel of land, never planted to grapes, in the northern Eola Hills of Yamhill County outside of Amity, Oregon, for our vineyard site. The property is part of the Willamette Valley and sits just east of the Van Duzer corridor. This corridor guides the Pacific breezes inland in the late afternoon to early evening, helping cool the grapes after warm summer days. The land’s special mesoclimate, combined with its 300-500 foot elevation and northern latitude, generally provides our vineyard with a long, cool growing season. The property has many subclasses of both sedimentary and volcanic soils, containing a great deal of rock, from fractured basalt to sedimentary sandstone, siltstone and shale.