The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is located in the VanDuzer Corridor. This gap in the Coast Range Mountains allows for a wind influence provides a more forward expression of tannin than other areas of the Willamette Valley.
Food Pairing Notes
It’s early in its lifespan, but Spirit Hill is beginning to display a combination of attributes we’ve come to know at our other vineyards in the Dundee and Eola-Amity Hills…call it the best of both worlds.
The 2019 growing season began with a cold and wet winter followed by wet and warm spring, leading
to a late-April budbreak. A few frost scares in April gave way to a warmer than average spring. The
early June bloom was dry and sunny, with a touch of rain affecting the later ripening Spirit Hill
Vineyard in the cool, windy Eola-Amity Hills. Some late-June and early July precipitation created a
small amount of disease pressure, while the rest of the summer was quite moderate, with fewer heat
spikes than we've seen the last number of summers. September brought with it a significant cool
down and a series of scattered rain showers, making harvest much more old-school Oregon, dancing
with the whims of Mother Nature. A more classically spread out harvest, we started with Pinot Noir in
the Dundee Hills on September 4th and finished with Pinot Noir in the upper elevations of the
Eola-Amity Hills at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 16th