Kalita Vineyard is located in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and exhibits all of the characteristics of this viticultural district. The site’s most unique feature is its bowl-shape which provides winemakers with the option to select grapes grown on hillsides facing South, Southwest or Southeast and with elevations ranging from 400 to 800 feet. The soil is classic WillaKenzie soil, which drains quickly and shows very low vigor, requiring the vines to send deep roots for nutrients. The flavors of Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noirs are typical of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and the terroir of the site – black cherries and blackberries.
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Year planted: 2000
Varieties planted: Pinot Noir
Clones: Pommard, PN 114, PN 115, PN 777, all on grafted rootstock
Acreage planted: 22 acres
- A bowl-shaped site providing winemakers with the option to select grapes grown on hillsides facing South, Southwest or Southeast with elevations ranging from 400 to 800 feet.
- The soil is classic WillaKenzie soil.
- 22 acres of Pinot Noir with four different clones - Pommard, PN 114, PN 115 and PN 777 - all on grafted rootstock. Spacing is 4'x7'.
- A Certified Sustainable Vineyard by Oregon Live
- Managed since first planting in 2000 by Results Partners (currently led by Daniel Fey).
- Buyers since the first crop include: Et Fille Wines, Panther Creek Cellars, big table farm, DuSoil Wines, Van Duzer Vineyards, Solena Estate, Holloran Vineyards, Chapter 24 Wines, Owen Roe, Ponzi Wines, Bergstrom Wines, and Andrew Rich Wines.
- Et Fille Wines has made a single vineyard Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir since 2004 and has never received a rating of less than 90 from the Wine Spectator. The 2008, 2009 and 2010 Et Fille Kalita Vineyard Pinots all received a WS rating of 92.