Eola Springs Vineyard – Salem, Oregon
The Eola Springs Vineyard is located on the soutern and western slopes just outside of Salem, OR in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.
The 70 acre planted vineyard was initially planted in 1972, ancient times for the Oregon wine industry, with self rooted Zinfindel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. While Zinfindel and Cabernet Sauvignon are no longer around for obvious reasons, the Pinot Noir has endured along with numerous additional plantings and clones, including Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The vineyard elevation ranges from approximately 325 to 450 feet and is comprised of unknown sedimentary soils near the base and then transitions to the well known volcanic Jory soil on the upper terrace.
The dry farmed vineyard, while not certified, is now farmed sustainably under the care of long time vineyard manager, Paul Futrell, who lives in the house at the base of the vineyard.
We are happy to source from two blocks at Eola Springs Vineyard, including all of our Pommard clone Pinot Noir from the 1985 self rooted planting on the lower base and clone 115 from the upper terrace planted to 3309 rootstock in 2005. The Pommard, with our rows between some very famous neighbors, is the anchor of the Division Pinot Noir "Deux" cuvee. We also source 100% of our Chardonnay from the 1981 self rooted block at the edge of the lower vineyard.
The vineyard is owned by a majority partnership with Denny Peseau and Dr Jim Thomas, both of whom have been involved since the very beginning.