“There is no vineyard in the Willamette Valley more highly valued by winemakers than Seven Springs.”
–The Wine Advocate
Seven Springs was planted by Al MacDonald and Joni Weatherspoon in 1982 on a broad east facing slope of the Eola-Amity Hills with a simple purpose: to follow a dream to farm with meaningful connection to the land.
Thirty years later, it seems all but obvious that this vineyard site would do far more than achieve those modest ambitions.
Rising to over 700 feet above the valley floor with expansive 180-degree views of the Willamette River and the Cascade mountain range, Seven Springs is blessed with the early warming rays of the morning sun and the cooling afternoon breezes from the Pacific Ocean. The effect of this microclimate on wine quality is the combination of freshness and early phenolic ripeness without higher alcohol or astringent tannins - the keystones to making elegant wines with great aging potential.
Although Al and Joni never made wine under their own label, the grapes they grew and sold from Seven Springs to many of Oregon's best wineries earned their vineyard the highest praises: As one of the top ten vineyards in America and the highest scoring Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Wine Spectator.
We are proud to uphold the legacy that Al and Joni started and to fulfill the natural progression of the vineyard’s identity as an estate wine program.
Evening Land Vineyards was born in 2005 with the purchase of Occidental Vineyard on California's Sonoma Coast. We later traveled north to acquire Seven Springs Vineyard in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills. Finally, we crossed an ocean to begin producing wine in Burgundy. Evening Land is now an estate producer completely focused on Seven Springs Vineyard and the Eola-Amity Hills, led by winemakers Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman.
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Seven Springs Vineyard, La Source Pinot Noir 2012 - 98 points, #3 on Wine Spectator 2015 Top 100
Although 2013 presented many Oregon wineries with challenges, in the end the vintage has proven to be another impressive one with many beautiful wines produced. At Seven Springs we made what we consider to be classic Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noirs - bright, crisp red-fruited wines with medium grained tannins and gently perfumed aromas of grilled matsutake, pine forest and burning incense. The 2013 Pinot Noirs from Seven Springs will be a great vintage to cellar for the long run. The Chardonnays are equally impressive with their aromas of hay, freshly cut summer orchard fruits and vibrant, laser focused citrusy acidity in the mouth. These wines will be delicious upon release and will reward those with patience.
95 points | Wine Spectator
Evening Land Seven Springs Summum Chardonnay 2013, 288 cases produced
93 points | Wine Spectator
Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Pinot Noir 2013, 850 cases made
94 points | Wine Spectator
Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Chardonnay 2013, 390 cases made
Please drop us a line if you're planning a visit to Oregon Wine Country. We invite you to either our Dundee Tasting Room or to tour Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills.
Seven Springs Library wines available thru our Dundee tasting room, please call for availability 503-538-4110.