Eola-Amity Hills AVA


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About

Adjacent to the Willamette River, these hills are composed of the Eola Hills, straddling the 45th parallel on the southern end, and the Amity Hills on the northern spur, constituting almost 40,000 acres on which more than 1,300 acres of grapes are planted.

Two of the predominant influences on the characteristics of wines from the Eola-Amity Hills are shallow soils and the Van Duzer Corridor.

The soils of the Eola-Amity Hills contain predominantly volcanic basalt from ancient lava flows, combined with marine sedimentary rocks and/or alluvial deposits, making a generally much shallower and rockier set of well-drained soils which produce small grapes with great concentration.

The Van Duzer Corridor provides a break in the Coast Range that allows cool ocean winds to flow, dropping temperatures dramatically (especially during late summer afternoons), which helps to keep acids firm.
 
Eola-Amity Hills Wineries


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Quick Facts

Established: 2006 Wineries: 33
Tasting Rooms: 26
Vineyards: 125
Total Area: 39,045 acres
Planted Area: 3,059 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (79.83%), Chardonnay (8.29%), Pinot gris (3.32%)

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The day light hours grow just as the grasses. This field was recently cleared except for a lone tree which reminds me of #wolfhill The native grass complimented the blue sky in late afternoon. I crouched down to soil my knees, block two way traffic and frame that tree with this classic archetype of this AVA. #eolaamityhillsava ...

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TGIF!! Who’s ready for the Bernie mittens memes 2021 challenge? Photographer: Alana Birkeland shitinspace 🙌🏽📷😂 #mittens #parrawineco #latinowinebrand #oregonwineindustry #latinoownedbusiness #wvcommunity #winecountryhumor #willamettevalley #winememes #tgif #eolaamityhillsava #salemoregon #berniemittensmemes ...

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Standing in #photoproject #vineyard #mediumformat #eolaamityhillsava ...

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Peace and Pinot. Snuck out for a quick replenishment...of the soul and the cellar. Thank you domainedrouhinoregon and roserockoregon for your great hospitality and wines. And a real Rose Rock from Oklahoma! 🍷🌹 #dundeehills #eolaamityhillsava #wine #therapy #willamettevalley ...

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A bright good morning from our Lone Star Vineyard.

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Vintage vines. Classic Chardonnay. #1977 #chardonnay #eolaamityhillsava #highwire ...

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Low key mugging at Bethel Heights Winery in Eola-Amity
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Riesling from the ‘70s.... We live in a pretty cool area #Riesling #oldvines #eolaamityhillsava #oregonwine ...

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"The 2018 vintage produced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are generous and full of energy. A mild, dry summer progressed to cooler autumn evenings, allowing the grapes to hang on the vines longer, developing complex flavors before harvest. This vintage has revealed nuances in the wines and provided clarity and presence to the voice of our best parcels in the Lingua Franca Estate." — tomsavre
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Our 2018 vintage wines are now available! Click on the link in our bio to shop new releases. Cheers!🍷
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2018 Walter Scott X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay

Walter Scott Wines was established in 2008 by husband and wife Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ken comes from a background in wine, which began in 1994 in production, sales, and harvests at St. Innocent Winery. He later moved to Patricia Green Cellars in 2009, coinciding with the first vintage of Walter Scott La Combe Verte Pinot Noir in exchange for harvest labor. Erica, on the other hand, has a background in the restaurant industry and wine education. Her impressive resume includes sommelier and GM for the Ponzi Family's Dundee Bistro, wine director at one of Portland's best restaurants Ten 01, and wine director for Bruce Carey Restaurants. Erica has also taught classes for Wine & Spirits Archive, WSET, and the International Sommelier Guild. Lastly I would be remiss if I forgot to mention the youngest member of the Walter Scott team, Lucille who is the daughter of Ken and Erica. She "joined the team" in 2014, the same year Ken and Erica quit their main jobs to focus 100% on Walter Scott.

The 2018 X Novo Chardonnay is transparent medium gold in color with straw yellow hues. This is an absolutely gorgeous wine from first whiff, offering up a nose of lemon peel, golden apple, quince, dried gravel, reduction (gunpowder and smoke), petrol, limestone, and saline mineral. The palate is equally beautiful, though still pretty tight due to its youth with notes of green apple skins, golden pear, lemon curd, white florals, flint, and crushed rock minerality. This is medium- to full-bodied with gorgeous and mouthwatering high acidity while being very precise and crisp into a long finish. Definitely give this a few more years in the cellar, or drink it over multiple hours now.

100% Chardonnay; 13% ABV

Price: $75 (shared by a good friend who paid $65). I think this is a great value Chardonnay, and I know prices are already on the rise as this gets more recognition. Though young, this opened for us and was one of the wines of the night in an incredible lineup, also beating another 2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnay we put it up against.
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Daffodil Pinot Noir🍷
Cool-climate Oregon Pinot Noir, terroir driven. Aromatic, seductive and silky, with hints of dark berry, plum and spice flavors. Balanced undertones of mineral character on the long, polished finish. #tamuras #tamurasfinewine #daffodilhillvineyard #eolaamityhillsava
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Stocking up at parkerstable today, it’s a divisionwineco #Gamay type of weekend ❤️❤️. #birthdaymonth #drinkwell #stldrink #stlouis #wine #oregongamay oregonwineboard #drinkoregon #drinkeverything #eolaamityhillsava #eolaamityhills ...

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Some glowing fields and showers went great with a shift glass after another busy Saturday. Hope the wind doesn't take the chairs again!

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Summer Uncorked, the Willamette Valley’s premier #winecountry concert series, has been reimagined for today's social-distancing times. We are excited to bring back LIVE MUSIC to Eola Hills for a little Friday night fun at their heritage winery in Rickreall. 🎸
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Their backyard bar is the perfect spot for #SummerUncorkedGardenSessions, every Friday in July and August from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Pick up a delicious local meal from our food truck partner of the week, grab a chair (or bring your own) and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer and some semblance of normality in these strange times. Tickets and availability are very limited. Follow the linktree in our bio to view safety details and purchase a ticket today.
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There are several common vine training methods used in vineyards throughout the world. Do you know which one we use at both our Roserock and domainedrouhinoregon vineyards? Hint: it's not the most commonly used in Oregon.
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Budbreak is upon us! Join us again tomorrow, April 15th, at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST for our weekly webinar. This week we're discussing the lifecycle of the grapevine, beginning with budbreak and ending with harvest 🍇The webinar is free to attend, but space is limited. Click on the 🔗 in our bio to register.
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Are you a Chardonnay devotee, or a practicing ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) drinker? Join us for our next weekly webinar as we explore Chardonnay's checkered past and its triumphant comeback in the Willamette Valley tomorrow, April 29th, at 4pm PST / 7 pm EST. Click on the link in our bio to register.
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Pinot Noir is one of the oldest known wine grape varieties and has a vast family tree. Join us for our upcoming weekly webinar, where we explore the history of Pinot Noir tomorrow, May 6th at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST. Click on the link in our bio to register.
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