The Vineyard

The Crawford Beck Vineyard (CBV) comprises 15 acres of vines on 48 acres of farmland in the Eola-Amity Hills.  These hills represent a 5 miles by 15 miles upwelling of land driven by ancient geologic processes in the middle of the northern Willamette Valley.  The entire Willamette Valley is eminently suitable for the cultivation of cool weather winegrape varieties, such as pinot noir, because of the warm, rainless summer days and cool summer evenings.

The Eola-Amity Hills region of the Valley is distinctive because it lies right in line of sight of the Van Duzer Pass, a gap in the Coast Range.  While the mountains of the Coast Range protect the Willamette Valley from the worst of the Pacific coast weather, the Van Duzer Pass allows the wonderful cool summer breezes to blow through from the Pacific Ocean and moderate the weather on our hills.

 

The CBV contains eleven blocks of winegrapes of the French Vitis vinifera species, including 11.24 acres of pinot noir,  1.19 acres of pinot gris, 2.08 acres of chardonnay, and 0.27 acres of pinot meunier, divided as follows:

Block
Variety
Clone
Rootstock
Elevation Range, feet
1 pinot noir  115  3309  448-470
2 chardonnay  96  3309  450
3 pinot gris  3 SO4  449
4 pinot noir  115  3309  449-521
5  pinot noir  Pommard 44-53M 521-550
6 pinot noir  115  3309  387-415
7 pinot noir  115  3309  407-445
8 chardonnay  76  3309  407-470
9 pinot noir  Pommard  44-53M  387-425
10 pinot noir Swan       3309  425-460
11 pinot noir Swan  101-14  460-475
12 pinot meunier 06 3309 387-425

 

Weather (currently, more or less)

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