These hills are filled with a rich history of winemaking pioneers and families, stories of wineries
experimenting with alternative viticulture practices, and hands-on winemakers exploring new
methods of crafting their wines or following time-tested winemaking practices.
Known in wine circles and by connoisseurs as the epicenter of Oregon Pinot Noir, the Dundee
Hills AVA is home to over fifty vineyards and wineries, and is globally recognized for growing
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and other varietals, as well as producing sparkling wine. The
first vines were planted here more than 50 years ago.
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We are always working to improve and better the wines we make and the experiences we offer. From vine to barrel to bottle to consumer, every step of the way is meticulously managed, and we are continuously looking for innovations that make our products even better.
2. Unique guest experiences
Exceptional and unique guest experiences make visiting us worthwhile. Barrel tastings, blending seminars, customized vineyard tours, and unique cheese tastings just scratch the surface of the many experiences available to those visiting our member wineries and businesses.
3. The Dundee Hills Vintage Collection
The Dundee Hills Vintage Collection represents the character and range of wines from the
Dundee Hills, showcasing the unique quality of each vintage. Only 24 Dundee Hills Vintage
Collections are available each year for collectors and enthusiasts.
4. We sparkle in many ways
Argyle winery was one of the first to produce Oregon sparkling wine in 1987. Now several of
our Dundee Hills winemakers produce distinctive sparkling wines, for which they receive
national and global recognition and awards.
5. A legacy passed down to the following generations
Oregon’s wine pioneers planted some of Oregon’s first vineyards in the Dundee Hills. In the
vineyards, wineries, and throughout our businesses, we have been fortunate to work with and
learn from the founders of the industry who have passed their “Yes, we can!” spirit and passion
to the next generation.
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