Seven Springs Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
Situated in the southeastern Eola-Amity Hills, our Seven Springs Vineyard is dry-farmed using biodynamic practices. The Pacific Ocean breeze, volcanic soil, eastern exposure, and high elevation contribute to the natural preservation of the grapes' acidity and enrich the wines with elegant flavors and minerality.
Sixty-five acres were initially planted in the early 1980’s. Today, Seven Springs Vineyard is an 80 acre vineyard. The vineyard's soil consists of iron-rich, volcanic rock with a thin layer of top soil - less than 36 inches right along the volcanic flow line.
Seven Springs Vineyard is LIVE certified and has been fully converted to organic and biodynamic farming practices since 2007.
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.