Élevée Winegrowers is a “Study In Terroir”… focused on exploring the distinct flavors of the Willamette Valley’s diverse Appellations. We believe that a wine is shaped equally by one’s growing and winemaking choices. In fact, we feel they are one and the same. Consequently, at the heart of Élevée is this concept of ‘winegrower’… one part ‘winemaker’, one part ‘grower’. The two are inextricably linked.
After years of growing and crafting wines for others in Burgundy, Napa Valley, New Zealand, and here in Oregon, we were presented with an opportunity to bring our idea to life when Archery Summit’s Gary Andrus decided to sell a very special, high density site in the Dundee Hills that he had planted in 1998. We scrimped, saved, and sacrificed to purchase it, and named it Élevée Vineyard. In 2016, we began directing the farming on two additional, diverse sites in the Chehalem Mountains and Eola-Amity Hills. Farmed by us, we craft wines that express the unique personality of each site and distinct influence of each vintage, to showcase the diversity, range, and beauty of Willamette Valley Terroir.