Unique soils and terroir, combined with careful farming, produce wines that speak to their origins.
Why We Are Unique
We start with high quality farming techniques—our vineyards are farmed using sustainable farming practices, including organic and biodynamic disciplines. We carefully manage crop loads to ensure optimal ripening. We are growers as well as a winery and believe that the character and excellence of our bottled wines is directly influenced by our sustainable farming, including organic and biodynamic practices. HVW is fortunate to farm and harvest grapes from our own premium vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Each site possesses unique characteristics that influence the style, tastes and aromas in the wines.
Le Pavillon Vineyard
This is our oldest site, planted between 1972 and 1974. It is located in the Red Hills of Dundee, Le Pavillon has volcanic soils (Jory) planted to Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, all own-rooted, on 9' rows.
AVA: Dundee Hills, elevation 580' to 680', primarily south facing.
We acquired this 20 acre site in 2013. It has a reputation for producing outstanding Pinot noir and Riesling from its old, own-rooted vines planted in the mid 1970s. Volcanic soils including Jory. The Pinot noir and Riesling are both own rooted, on 9' rows.
AVA: Dundee Hills; elevation 360' to 490’; South and West facing sections.
La Chenaie Vineyard
Located near Salem, Oregon, in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Le Chenaie is a 103 acre site with 18 acres producing, and 8 more in the process of being planted. Here we grow Pinot noir, Riesling, and Tempranillo, all on resistant rootstocks. The rows are 6' wide, so each acre contains between 1400 and 2200 plants. We planted this vineyard beginning in 2001, and the soils are volcanic—Jory, Gelderman, and Ritner. Because the AVA is Eola-Amity Hills, the site is influenced by the afternoon breezes from the Van Duzer corridor in the Coastal Range, as with much of the western portion of the Eola-Amity Hills.
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills; elevation 460' to 585'; aspects of South, Southeast and Southwest.
Meute de Chiens Estate Vineyard
West Linn, Oregon
Meute de Chiens (translated: “pack of dogs”) has been fondly named after our canine family members that help us farm it. It is our smallest site and is planted with six different clones of Pinot noir grafted on rootstock. This site ripens first of all of our vineyards.
Years planted: 1999–2003. Volcanic soils with elevations ranging from 645' to 690'.
An Interview with Bill Holloran
A discussion with Bill Holloran about HVW’s vineyards, winemaking style, growing practices, and harvest.
Thanks to Tory Kelly of Equine Video Productions in Canby, Oregon, for creating this video.
Thanks to Tais Kulish for the black & white home page image of Mark La Gasse.