Eola-Amity Hills: Old World Values – New World Terroir  
 

Historically, Seven Springs Vineyard has produced some of the finest grapes grown in the United States and was selected as one of the Top 10 Vineyards in America by Food and Wine Magazine.  The Wine Advocate has regarded it as “one of Oregon’s finest, most consistent vineyards.” Since acquiring the vineyard in 2007, Seven Springs has become Evening Land's largest.  Taking advantage of the unique and distinctive terroir, the vineyard's potential is explored by mixing old vines and new plantings, blending distinct blocks and experimenting with micro-cuvees that lie on the volcanic soils in the heart of the Seven Springs hill. The 2012 Evening Land Seven Springs, La Source, Pinot Noir received Oregon's first 98 point score ever issued by Wine Spectator. 

 

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Every visit to the Seven Springs Estate begins with the long, slow drive up the dirt-and-gravel Lone Star Road. As you cross into the upper half of the gentle east-facing slope on the Eola-Amity Hills, you arrive at the entrance to the estate, where, in 1982, Oregon wine industry pioneer Al MacDonald planted the first vines on this beautiful hill. The view from the vineyards is the Willamette Valley extending far to the north and south, and to the east you can see the snow-capped peaks of Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. 

On brisk mornings, the vineyards wake up to the warmth of the sunrise and during hot afternoons the marine influence of the Pacific Ocean cools the vines as the coastal winds from a gap in the coast range called the Van Duzer Corridor skirt across the top of the Eola-Amity Hills and race up the Willamette Valley. 

It is our very great privilege to be entrusted with the stewardship of the Seven Springs Estate.  We would look forward to walking this vineyard with you.

As we embark on this next chapter in Evening Land's journey in Oregon, we are proud to be the proprietors, partners, and directors of this amazing estate that we call Seven Springs. In our experience, the vineyard and the people who claim responsibility for the vineyard are the two most important pieces to producing great wines of authenticity and authorship. We are inspired by this opportunity to farm vineyards worthy of transparency in the bottle.

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