Temperance Hill Vineyard

Temperance Hill 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: Edward Koo family
Vineyard manager: Dai Crisp
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Vineyard size: 100+ acres
Property size: 200 acres approximately
Soil: Primarily Jory. Nekia near top block, uppermost section.
Elevation: 800 ft.
Vine age: Planted in 1982
Clones: Pommard on its roots
Wine produced: Pinot Noir Temperance Hill
Certification(s): Certified organic in 2012 by USDA and Oregon Tilth

Source Of Grapes For

Bottle of Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

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