Established in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell on a secluded property in North Willamette Valley, Elk Cove
Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. The winery's focus is on the
Pinot "trilogy": Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The first vineyards were planted on gentle and/or
steep south facing slopes of the Chehelam Mountains planted on Willakenzie silty loam and Laurelwood
red-shot volcanic soil with excellent drainage. Today their sustainably farmed vineyards cover 600 acres
on four separate sites including 180 acres of mature vineyards from the Estate, Windhill, Mount
Richmond and Five Mountain Vineyards.
Winemaker Adam Campbell continues the family tradition of noninterventionist winemaking through
proper site selection, meticulous vine management, low yields and gravity flow at the winery.
|Fresh aromas and flavors of tropical mango, guava and
papaya are complemented by notes of jasmine and vanilla bean. This richly textured white ends with a full
and balanced finish.
|The fruit is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards, whole cluster pressed and fermented at cool
temperatures in small stainless steel tanks.