Vineyards

Grochau Cellars sources grapes from fifteen organic and sustainably-farmed vineyards across Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The rich diversity of microclimates, soil compositions and topography found in these family-owned vineyards allows us to express the nuances of each vintage. Learn more about our partner vineyards below.

  • Anderson Family Vineyard
    Cliff & Allison Anderson
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Jory & Nekia

    Cliff and Allison Anderson along with their vineyard manage Rudy, meticulously farm a 16.5-acre vineyard planted in 1992 in the Northern Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley. We buy 3 different clones that have 3 different aspects: Pommard faces Southeast, Wadensvil faces due east, and Dijon 667 clone has a Northeast exposure. The clone and site variations produce 3 distinctly different wines that combined harness the expression of the site.

  • Armstrong Vineyard
    Doug & MIchele Ackerman
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Willakenzie

    Armstrong Vineyard is located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, the smallest AVA in the Willamette Valley. Planted on sandy sedimentary soil, (old seafloor),  this vineyard drains exceptionally well. With its lower elevation and western aspect the vineyard is an early ripener. We started working with Armstrong Vineyard in 2015, we are excited about to see how the wines develop barrel. At this early stage I can say that these wines are nice mix of power and grace, just what you would expect from sedimentary soils.  

  • Bjornson
    Patti & Mark Bjornson
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Jory & Nekia

    Situated on volcanic soils planted with 28 acres of grapes in the Eola-Amity AVA. The vineyard is certified Salmon-Safe and sustainable by L.I.V.E. (Low Input Viticulture and Enology). They believe that sustainable farming makes better wine. We purchase fruit from every block and every clone. Our single vineyard blend change year to year.

  • Bunker Hill
    Jenny Morrow
    Grapes: Chardonnay
    Soil: Nekia

    Located in the South Salem Hills, Bunker Hill is LIVE certified and making the move towards Organic. Dijon 76 on 3309 Rootstock in 1994/1995, 550-600 feet vineyard elevation.

  • Cancilla Vineyards
    Ken Cancilla
    Grapes: Pinot Noir (Pommard, Dijon 777, 115)
    Soil: WIllakenzie

    Located in the Willamette Valley AVA, just north of Gaston Cancilla is L.I.V.E. Sustainable, and 100% organic. Elevation: 500 to 600 feet.

  • Carlton Hill
    David Polite
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Willakenzie & Peavine

    Located in Yamhill-Carlton AVA with an elevation range between 420 and 480 feet, and  eastern exposure. L.I.V.E. Sustainable and Salmon-Safe certified.

  • Cochran
    Alan & Gail Cochran
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Woodburn

    The Cochran vineyard is due west of Portland near the small town of Banks.  With its low elevation and deep soils, this is a site that will never produce single vineyard quality wine.  What this vineyard will produce is bright red and pretty pinot noir with spicy and earthy aromatics, medium weight and soft powdery tannin. Wine from this site are the foundation of the Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir.

  • Fir Crest
    John & Lynda Lenyo
    Grapes: Pinot Blanc
    Soil: Willakenzie

    Fir Crest is nestled in the foothills of the coast range just west of Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The vineyards are not irrigated and are completely dependent on rainfall. LIVE certified, and support environmentally and socially responsible wine growing.

  • Lia's Vineyard
    Todd Hansen
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Jory & Sedimentary

    Lia’s Vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The elevation ranges from 380 to 560 feet and the aspect is primarily due south. The soils are mostly Jory, a dark reddish brown silty clay loam, with a transition to sedimentary series around the 400′ contour.

  • Redford-Wetle
    Myron Redford & Vikki Wetle
    Grapes: Gamay Noir
    Soil: Jory, Yamhill & Woodburn

    Established in 2006 this Certified Organic farm is located in the Eola-Hills AVA on the same road as the Grochau Cellars tasting room.

  • Stavig
    Christian Stavig
    Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne
    Soil: Silty Loam

    Cooler part of the Willamette Valley AVA closer to the Cascade Mountains than the coast, the perfect site for growing melon de bourgogne.

  • Upper Five
    Terry Sullivan & Molly Morison
    Grapes: Tempranillo & Syrah
    Soil: Mantia Silty Loam

    Upper Five Vineyard is situated at 1920 feet outside of Talent in the Rogue Valley AVA and received organic certification in 2005. The site elevation and northerly aspect result in good acid retention and complexity.

  • Vista Hills
    John & Nancy McClintock
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Jory

    42 acres located in the Dundee Hills with elevations reaching 900 feet, LIVE Sustainable and Salmon-Safe certified.  We purchase only Pommard clone from the vineyard, our 1.1 acre block sits at around 800 feet elevation. Higher elevation, deep soils and a warm southwest exposure combine to make a wine that is aromatically driven, full of dark fruit and rich in weight.

  • Yamhill Valley Vineyards
    Elaine McCall & David Hinrichs
    Grapes: Pinot Blanc
    Soil: Sedimentary Clays w/ Basalt Intrusions

    Located in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range Mountains, this property enjoys a unique soil of heavy clay and marine sediments that helps produce wines with incredibly intense flavor and structure.

  • Zenith
    Tim & Keri Ramey
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Soil: Silty Clay

    Located on the Middle of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Zenith Vineyard has a unique diversity originating from its various soil types and elevations.  Wines made from this L.I.V.E. certified vineyard exhibit complex wild black raspberry, black currant tea and lavender blossom aromas. Our Zenith Single Vineyard Wine is a combination of the most special barrels produced from this fantastic vineyard. We buy Pommard from block 6G, (planted in 2003) which is wind protected and thus warmer and fruitier than many of the other blocks.