McLain Vineyard

18000 SouthEast Walnut Hill Road
Dayton, OR 97114

541-979-7597

Open: Year-round

McLain Vineyards is a 12-acre vineyard on 52 acres on the eastern slopes of Walnut Hill, about five miles east of Amity in the newly-formed Eola-Amity Hills AVA, and just north of Walnut Hill Road. It was planted in stages from 1997-2000.

The elevation is 280-400' on a slight north eastern slope. The soil types are Nekia and Yamhill, both volcanic soils described, respectively,  as a reddish, silty-clay loam 3-5' over weathered and broken basalt and reddish silty-clay loam with basalt rocks at 3-5'. Both types are over solid volcanic basalt.  Its location on the lee side of the Eola-Amity Hills keeps the site very warm.

The vineyard breakdown is 5.4 acres of 115 clone of Pinot Noir, 5.1 acres of Pommard clone and 1.5 acres of Pinot Gris. Spacing is an 8 x 5 single vertical curtain with double catch wire trellis. The vineyard is not irrigated.

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