Eyrie Vineyards

Eyrie Vineyards – Oregon , USA

 

In early 1965, 25-year old David Lett moved to Oregon with “3,000 grape cuttings and atheory.” The aim, to prove that stylistically pure Pinot noir could be grown successfully outside of Burgundy.David planted his cuttings to root in a rented nursery plot, and began his search for the perfect vineyard site.  is was the first planting of Pinot noir and related varieties in the Willamette Valley, and the first Pinot gris in America. In 1966, David found , a 20-acre hillside in the Red Hills of Dundee & planted.Just a few vintages later,  Eyrie Vineyards 1975 Pinot noir would become the first American Pinot noir to compete successfully with the renowned Pinot noirs of Burgundy.

Over the following decades, Eyrie Vineyards established a reputation for elegant wines that are true expressions of variety and place and possess legendary aging abilities. In 2005, after completing his studies, Jason Lett took over from his father as winemaker and proprietor of  EyrieVineyards. Farming Certified organic .

 

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