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.

Temperance Hill Vineyard

Salem, OREGON | Eola-Amity Hills AVA

This high-elevation, 100 acre vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills is one of the Willamette Valley’s most highly regarded sites. Ranging from 660 feet to 860 feet in elevation, the vineyard is planted to Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Gewürtztraminer, and Pinot gris. The cool nights that sweep through the AVA result in slowly ripening fruit with phenomenal structure and flavor development.
Planted on the ancient remains of a volcano, the vineyard is made up of  predominantly volcanic soils: Nekia, Rittner, and Jory. The vineyard has a variety of slopes with various exposures and is meticulously managed by Dai Crisp.

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.

Ridgecrest & Wind Ridge Vineyards

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.
Owned and managed by Wynn and Harry Peterson-Nedry, Wind Ridge Vineyard is located just down the road from their famed Ridgecrest Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA within the Chehalem Mountains. The southern facing slope of this vineyard produces riper fruit than what we source from Ridgecrest. It is dry farmed and makes wine with great tannin structure.

Eola Springs Vineyard

Rickreall, OREGON | Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Originally planted in 1972 by Carl Stevens, the Eola Springs Vineyard is now owned by Judy Hordan. This pioneering site, with its ideal position in the throat of the Van Duzer corridor, has proven itself time and time again to be a jewel that ages and matures with all the grace and elegance one could hope for. Additional vines have been added steadily since 1980 and reflect the evolution of the Willamette Valley and Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The site is a banner of diverse soils- silty Missoula Flood deposits, alluvium and clay, sedimentary rocks, and basalt- as well as varietals. One third of the 178-acre vineyard is planted to Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Muscat, and Pinot gris. One third is in development and the remaining third remains unplanted.

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.

Murto Vineyard

Dundee, OREGON | Dundee Hills AVA

The 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.


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