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June 1, 2019 | Jay Boberg

A New Home in the Dundee Hills

We have some very exciting news to share: we have deepened our roots in the Willamette Valley and purchased a new home at the top of the Dundee Hills. This singular site gives us the incredible opportunity to build a new winery and plant a new vineyard, both to our exacting specifications. This new home will also be a gathering place for our extended Nicolas-Jay family, to visit and spend time with us.

Our purchase of Bishop Creek Vineyard in 2014 launched us into the Oregon wine business; the acquisition of this new parcel has only created a foundation for our legacy in the region and will allow us to craft the finest wines in the country. 

We are thrilled about our new home and look forward to sharing updates with you on construction and planting. In the meantime, we encourage you to read this article in Wine Business Monthly, who spoke with us about our big plans.

Slated to break ground in summer 2019, the 450-elevation, north-facing site will comprise up to 25 potential acres of organically farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir planted to some of the deepest Jory soils in the Willamette Valley. “Although a lot of it is north facing,” says Boberg, “you do have multiple aspects in the vineyard, and three distinct planting sites.”

He also points out that Jean-Nicolas will be able to “orchestrate” high-density planting and clonal selection, which may include some plant material from France. “I want to perhaps try to bring one or two Domaine Méo-Camuzet selections to the States,” confirms Méo, “I’m still investigating whether or not it’s going to be possible, but I’d like to at least start it, and reserve some of that lovely vineyard for that [purpose]. That would be very interesting.”

The future looks bright and we can't thank you enough for your support that's made this journey possible. 


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