Some of the Vineyards
Lillies Vineyard is located in the Dundee Hills AVA. Planted in 2001, Lillie’s Vineyard features south facing slopes, but its orientation is south by southwest. It also includes optimal elevations of approximately 300 to 500 feet. Jory soil, volcanic in origin, is the dominate soil series of the 10 acre Lillie’s vineyard. The vineyard is planted exclusively with Dijon clone 115 on rootstock .
Original planting of the Eileen Vineyard began in 1997 and was later expanded in 2006, resulting in a total of 16.61 acres, and making Eileen our largest estate vineyard. Perched atop the Cristom estate, ranging from around 550 feet to 730 feet, Eileen is also our highest-elevation vineyard, possessing commanding views of Oregon’s Cascade Range to the east, and Coastal Range to the west. The soils in the Eileen vineyard are volcanic in origin and are of varying depths. Eileen’s maritime climate features moderately warm days with especially cool nights, allowing the vines to retain acidity and produce intense aromas and flavors.
Savoya was the first vineyard directly owned and developed by Ken Wright Cellars. Ken developed the property from bare ground between 1999 and 2003. Savoya is 18 acres in vine, located at 350-450 foot elevation in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA northeast of Carlton, on ancient marine sedimentary parent material. The clonal make up of the vineyard is predominately Pinot noir with a small percentage of Chardonnay: 25%- 115, 22% Pommard, 23%- 777, 14%- 667, 13% Wadenswil, and 3% 548 Chardonnay.
Bethel Heights Estate Southeast Block
Located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Bethel Heights Southeast Block is a six-acre section of the estate vineyard planted in 1979 on a south-facing slope between 420 and 520 feet elevation. The red clay soil is volcanic in origin, three feet deep and well drained. The vines are 100% own-rooted Pommard clone, one of the last plantings of own-rooted Pinot noir remaining in the Willamette Valley.