Nysa Vineyard sits at 600-720 feet elevation in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The vineyard spans 40 acres of volcanic Jory soil with basalt bedrock 8 to 12 feet below the surface. The high percentage of clay combines with soil depth to hold moisture late into the season, permitting dry farming. Dense spacing helps concentrate flavor in Nysa's low yield Oregon Pinot Noir vineyard.
We planted the first nine acres in 1990 to own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil Pinot Noir. In 2000, we planted four acres of phyloxera-resistant rootstock grafted to the 115 Dijon clone, with an additional nine acres of Pommard on resistant rootstock planted after 2004.