Block D is our oldest block, planted in 1997, and contains 1.4 acres of fruit. It has the highest density of the Vista Hills blocks, with 2,180 vines per acre. It has an elevation of 800-840 feet.
Block H was planted in 2005, and contains 1.4 acres of Pinot Gris clone 152 fruit. Clone 152 yields flavors of peach, melon, honey and fig flavors, with roundness and length. The Pinot Gris section of Block H has an elevation of about 740 feet.
Block I was planted in 2005, and contains 2.4 acres of Pinot Gris clone 152 fruit. It has an elevation of 760-800 feet, and is our largest Pinot Gris block.
Vista Hills Vineyard:
Our 42-acre, LIVE certified sustainable vineyard rests atop the storied Dundee Hills in Dayton, Ore. We are nestled between Domaine Serene to the East and stunning Valley views to the West, thirty-five miles southwest of Portland. Our vines occupy some of the most sought-after terrain in the region.
The resident Jory soil is brick-red in color and dense with nutrients. Its exceptional draining capacity is ideal for the area's many wet months. While half of our acreage is used for the Vista Hills label, the remaining fruit is sold to a host of local producers including Dobbes Estate, Adelsheim Vineyard, Le Cadeau, White Rose Wines and Elizabeth Chambers Cellar.