The Willamette Valley is an ideal location to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its average seasonal temperatures, long daylight hours in summer, and total annual rainfall resemble the conditions in Burgundy, where Pinot Noir attains uncontested perfection.
Our home vineyard, the 66-acre LS Vineyard, is situated on Lone Star Road next door to two iconic vineyard sites in the Eola-Amity Hills, Seven Springs, and Lone Star Vineyard. The site is rich in Jory, Jory-Geldermann, and Nekia soil, and the vineyard is a combination of 18 different Dijon clones and heritage clones and rootstock, sourced from specific vineyards when possible. The parameters here are perfect, with eastern exposure, morning sun, moderate cooling winds, slopes of 12-20% throughout the vineyard, and excellent drainage.
Bunker Hill Vineyard is located in the Salem Hills area of Salem, just beyond the south city limits above the Willamette River. Exclusively Chardonnay, Bunker Hill’s soil is entirely Nekia, at around 600-foot elevation, a western exposure, and slopes of between 7 and 15%, with strong cooling breezes. The vine material is one of the earliest plantings of Dijon clone Chardonnay 76 in Oregon, planted by the same Joel Myer who replanted Seven Springs the same year, 1995.