Experience for yourself why the Dundee Hills are considered “The Heart & Soil of Oregon Wine.”
The Dundee Hills Winemakers Association (DHWA) was formed in 2005 to highlight the unique relationship among soil, climate and vintners as expressed in the exceptional wines produced in the 6500 acre Dundee Hills AVA.
Known in wine circles as the epicenter of Oregon Pinot noir, the first grapes in the Dundee Hills were planted in the late 60s, when pioneers such as David Lett of Eyrie, Dick Erath and the Sokol Blossers planted many of Oregon’s first vineyards. It wasn’t much later that others took note, including Burgundy producer Maison Joseph Drouhin. Drouhin embraced the Dundee Hills as the next frontier in Burgundian varietals with his 1987 decision to purchase 225 acres and building a winery squarely placing the Dundee Hills and Oregon on center stage for world class Pinot noir.
Today the DHWA is make up of over 50 members including vineyards, wineries, restaurants, B&Bs and Inns committed to continuing the traditions of responsible stewardship of the land, the highest quality artisan winemaking, fresh and local foods and unparalleled hospitality.
Welcome to the “Heart and Soil of Oregon Wines.”