Illahe Vineyard

Illahe Vineyard was purchased in 1999 and first planted in 2001 with 22 acres of pinot noir. Today it is a 52-acre vineyard with seven varieties and 44 acres of pinot noir. When it is completely planted, they will have 60 acres under vine. Illahe is a warm site that experiences slightly earlier budbreak and flowering than many other vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Two reasons for this are the southerly aspect of the vineyard and the moderate elevation. The vineyard also has excellent drainage during cold snaps, and it’s just to the south of the Van Duzer winds which begin in the late summer that cool other vineyards in the evening, slowing maturity.

At A Glance

Owner: Lowell Ford
Vineyard manager: Lowell Ford
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Vineyard size: 62 acres
Property size: 80 acres
Soil: Dupee and Wellsdale, which are sedimentary yellow clay from the floods. Some jory in the east pommard.
Elevation: 250 to 400 ft.
Vine age: Earliest plantings in 2000
Clones: Pommard, 777, 115
Wines produced: Pinot Noir Illahe Vineyard and Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Certification(s): LIVE certified

Source Of Grapes For

Evesham Wood Illahe Vineyard Pinot Noir

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