KEELER ESTATE VINEYARD
Amity, OREGON | Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Authentique’s Keeler Estate Vineyard designate wines capture the essence of my family’s Demeter Biodynamic and Stellar Organic certified vineyard. Our vineyard is located on a southwest sloping hillside in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. To the west and southwest lies Oregon’s coastal mountain range where fresh pacific ocean winds move through the Van Duzer Corridor cooling our vines nestled on a pristine hillside near the small town of Amity, Oregon.
The soils are an ancient ocean bed exposed by volcanic events and glacial lake outbursts from the Missoula floods. Our panoramic vineyard is surrounded by oak groves, fir trees, outcroppings of sandstone boulders embedded with seashells, running streams, waterfalls, ponds and an abundance of wildlife. You will find a thriving ecosystem here. These rare and unique elements contribute to the foundation and energy of my Keeler Estate vineyard designate wines.
Newberg, OREGON | Ribbon Ridge AVA
Ridgecrest Vineyard EST. 1980 was the first vineyard planted on a small ridge of ocean sedimentary soils that, 25 years later, was designated the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Authentique purchases dry farmed, own rooted heritage Wadneswil clone from Ridgecrest 7 acre block, one of the foremost vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
Bois Joli Vineyard
Amity, OREGON | Eola Amity Hills AVA
Bois Joli sits on the southwest facing tip of the Amity Hills, overlooking the city of Amity and the Coast Range, directly facing the Van Duzer Corridor. Befitting its name (“Pretty Woods”), the vineyard is surrounded by a lovely oak/Douglas-fir forest that is rich with wildlife. John and Nodie Ingraham founded the vineyard in 1983 by planting 2 acres of ungrafted Riesling vines (clones unknown), hauling hoses for water and controlling weeds with a push mower. Rob Kistler and Barb Bond purchased the vineyard in 2009 (half Dijon clones, 777 and 115, and half Pommard clone 91) and 1 acre of Chardonnay (clone 95) in 2013. This is a fairly high elevation site, averaging about 650’. Soils are mostly sedimentary (Willakenzie) with a small area of Jory. The vineyard is LIVE certified.
Dundee, OREGON | Dundee Hills AVA
he historic Murto Vineyard, located in the heart of the Dundee Hills is the epitome of old school Oregon wine-growing. It has been an important fruit source to many top wineries. Sometimes referred to as one of Oregon’s “Grand Cru” vineyards. It sits relatively high in the Dundee Hills between 700-800 feet elevation. It is planted mostly to own-rooted Pommard clone Pinot Noir. It has been dry-farmed since the beginning.
Eola Springs Vineyard
Rickreall, OREGON | Dundee Hills AVA
Originally planted in 1972 by Carl Stevens, the Eola Springs Vineyard is owned by Judy Jordan of Capra Vineyards.
This pioneering vineyard, with its ideal position in the throat of the Van Duzer corridor, has proven itself time and time again to be a jewel that dynamically improves. Beyond the original 1972 planting, additional vines were added in 1980, 1984, 1990, 2006, and continuing today, reflecting the evolution of Willamette Valley and the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.
The lower elevation of this site is silty Missoula Flood Deposits that are deep on the terrace and thin upslope where the silty material mantles older alluvium and clayey paleosol of the foothills. The lower and midslope positions have soils formed in sedimentary rocks and the silt thins. Higher up the slope, the soils formed in basalt and in basalt over sedimentary rocks. The Eola-Amity Hills are capped with Columbia River Basalt.
Diversity makes this vineyard tremendously complex with blocks varying by slope break, aspects, and soil. One third of the 178-acre vineyard is planted predominantly to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along with blocks of Muscat and Pinot Gris. The second third is in development and the remaining portion open.
Chehalem Mountain Vineyard
Newberg, OREGON | Chehalem Mountains AVA
Oriented at the southeastern corner of the Chehalem Mountain AVA perched east of the Ribbon Ridge. Oregon wine industry pioneer, Dick Erath, hand selected this site in 1968 and planted the first vitis vinifera here.
Characterized as “slow and steady,” Chehalem Mountain Vineyard provides consistently high-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.