Dense spacing helps concentrate flavor in Nysa’s low yield Oregon Pinot Noir vineyard.
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.
We planted the first eight acres in 1990 to own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil Pinot Noir. In 2001, we planted three acres of phyloxera-resistant rootstock grafted to the 115 Dijon clone. In 2003, an additional four acres of Pommard, Cory, and Wadenswil clones on resistant rootstock were planted. In 2006 the 777 clone, more Pommard, and the Wente chardonnay clone were planted on resistant root stock.
We will cultivate 33 acres total, allowing production of no more than 3500-4500 cases per vintage.
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