Calamity Hill Vineyard And Farm

9779 Southeast Hillview Drive
Amity, OR 97101

503-868-7115

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Open: Memorial Day Weekend , Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday

Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm is located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Northwestern Oregon. Our small vineyard and olive planting is at an elevation of 480 to 530 feet. We enjoy a view of the Willamette Valley with the Cascades and Mount Hood in the distance.Our climate is mild due to our proximity to the Pacific Ocean (only 50 miles away by road). In summer we enjoy a perfect combination of warm days and cool nights which allows our area to grow/produce some of the very best Pinot Noir wine in the world. 

Calamity Hill is among the smallest vineyards producing wine for sale in Oregon. We are so small we don't talk about acreage planted. Instead, we focus on each grapevine - 1920 in total. Our vineyard was planted in May of 2005, and covers over 1.5 acres of land.

Our original planting of Pinot Gris was 390 vines. In the Fall of 2009, we added an additional 120 vines. All are the 152 clone on 3309 rootstock. Our Pinot Noir, totaling 1410 vines, consists of five combinations. Pommard and 777 clones were grafted onto 3309 and 101-14 rootstocks, and the 115 clone is on Riparia Gliore rootstock. 

We now have a total of 1410 Pinot Noir and 510 Pinot Gris Vines. When all are mature, we expect to produce close to 100 cases of pinot noir and nearly 50 cases of pinot gris each year.Our rows are planted north-south. The property slopes gently to the North and East. The farm is made up entirely of  deep Jory soils, ideal for farming pinot noir and pinot gris grapes. 

We baby our vines and let them carry only up to one ton of fruit per acre on our pinot noir and less than two tons of fruit per acre on our pinot gris. This allows each vine to mature all of the berries in each cluster resulting in more mature flavors in our wines. 

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