VISIT

11975 SMITHFIELD RD
DALLAS, OREGON

TASTING ROOM HOURS

11am to 5pm
DAILY

CONTACT

800.884.1927
hospitality@vanduzer.com



THE FLAGSHIP ESTATE

Our flagship estate, Van Duzer Vineyards, benefits from cooling western wind that flows strongly through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior Willamette Valley, moderating temperatures and lengthening the growing season. Here, the fussy Pinot Noir grape thrives.

The corridor’s marine breezes control summertime afternoon heat, wrapping the grapes in cool air, which slows their maturation process. This combination of hot days and cool nights enables the grapes to develop the balance of sugars and acid that characterizes fruit-forward wines.

Recorded temperature lows at Van Duzer Vineyards average 13 degrees cooler than those experienced in the northern Willamette Valley. The corridor’s microclimate buffers the effect of cold, as well, keeping the area slightly warmer on years where the temperature is lower than average.



Estate Vineyard planted: 1982-1984
Van Duzer Vineyards: Established in 1998, Winery and Tasting Room built in 2006
Location: Dallas, Oregon, in the mouth of the Van Duzer Corridor
Owners: Carl and Marilynn Thoma
Acreage: 83.7
Blocks: 40
Clones: 14

YAMHILL-CARLTON AVA

This large AVA, north of McMinnville at the foothills of the Coast Range, has a rainy microclimate protected by the Chehalem Mountains to the north and the Dundee Hills to the east, as well as ancient marine sediment and quick-draining soil.

Saffron Fields Vineyard sits atop renowned Willakenzie soils. The site’s microclimate is consistently very warm, which tends to produce exceptionally ripe fruit. Wines originating from this vineyard are renowned for their dark red fruit notes and massive presence.

Kalita Vineyard was planted in 2000 and sits at an elevation of 650 feet. Thanks to the relatively high elevation, the wines tend to retain bright fruity aromas well balanced by acidity.






 
EOLA-AMITY AVA

Eola-Amity Hills AVA, named after Aeolus the Greek god of the wind, has shallow soil made up for volcanic basalt from ancient lava flows, combined with marine sedimentary rocks and alluvial deposits. Here, the Pacific cooling effect is more pronounced than the rest of the Willamette Valley, yet more moderate than average conditions experienced at Van Duzer.

We source grapes from both Bieze Vineyard, and Dukes Family Vineyard.






 
RIBBON RIDGE AVA

Contained by the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA, Ribbon Ridge is the smallest Oregon AVA, made unique by the ocean sedimentary soils in its northwest end. We source small amounts of award-winning Riesling and Pinot Noir fruit from NorrisMcKinley Vineyards, a boutique estate vineyard owned by Peter and Liz McKinley.

The NorrisMcKinley Estate Vineyard vision is to consistently produce the best possible estate grown and bottled Ribbon Ridge Pinot for distribution to a small select group of friends and family only.






 
NAPA VALLEY AVA

The four acre Thoma Family Vineyard on the northern boundary of the Rutherford appellation is the source for our Sorcery Cabernet Sauvignon. Blessed with generous sun and cool nighttime temperatures, the appellation is one of the oldest and most esteemed AVAs in Napa Valley. Located just off West Zinfandel Lane, the vineyard has deep, loamy soils that lie in the benchland of the western mountains that define the valley.