Roserock vineyard is perched on a ridgetop towards the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. During the growing season, ocean breezes push through the Van Duzer Corridor in the Coastal Range maintaining a consistently cool climate that is the hallmark of all great Pinot Noir regions. This climate, combined with the shallow, well-drained volcanic soils of the Nekia series that dominate this area, make the Eola-Amity Hills AVA one of Oregon's most exciting winegrowing regions. Roserock is LIVE and Salmon Safe Certified.
Zena Crown is located towards the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, which is located within the Willamette Valley, home to many of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir vineyards. The cool climate, combined with the shallow, well-drained volcanic soils of the Nekia series that dominate this area, are the primary reasons the Eola-Amity Hills AVA is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting winegrowing regions.
Hyland vineyard is one of Oregon's largest and oldest vineyards, its grapes contributing to decades of top scoring wines for benchmark producers. Myers, one of Oregon's top viticulturists says the vineyard's combination of soil, microclimates and elevation in addition to some of the oldest and best plantings, produce fruit of consistently outstanding quality.
The ElvenGlade vineyard is a small 15-acre property in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA planted in 1986. It is known for its remarkable cool climate fruit. Planted on predominantly Willakenzie sedimentary soil and sitting at an elevation of 450-600ft, the balance of the fruit coming from the vineyard is delightful.
This vineyard lies at the transition between the Jory soils of the Dundee Hills and the sedimentary soil of the Yamhill-Carlton District. The Willakenzie soil is shallow and well drained over siltstone. Guadalupe fruit often has small berries and clusters that are intensely colored. It has been known to produce wines with characteristics like black fruits, cocoa and earth. This 40 acre vineyard plated in 1989 with Pommard and Wadenswil clones sits at 350ft elevation bringing us bright, elegant and complex wines year after year.
Thistle Wines is the all-consuming passion and project of Jon and Laura Jennison. who took a leap of faith and moved their family to Oregon in 1996 to pursue the dream of making exceptional wine from an organically grown vineyard.