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Evesham Wood Winery

Evesham Wood Winery We are often asked about the origin of our winery name, which incidentally has no connections to our local geography, but rather to that of England. i.e. We were charmed by the Cotswold Hills, particularly the "Vale of Evesham" during earlier travels there, and found the quaint rolling hills of their fruit growing region to be not unlike much of the Willamette Valley. The "Wood" part of our name derives from the small stand of woods which overlook our estate vineyard. After a comprehensive search throughout the Willamette Valley, we chose a site for our estate vineyard, “Le Puits Sec” (French for "the dry well" which we have in the vineyard) in 1986. There we planted eight acres, three of Pinot Noir (Pommard clone), two each of Chardonnay (108 clone) and Pinot Gris (Colmar clones) and one of Gewurztraminer. Since then, four and one half acres have gradually been added (1.5 ac. of 3 Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, 1 ac. of 3 Dijon clones of Chardonnay, and one ac. Pinot Gris, as well as small plantings of the German variety, Rieslaner and the Austrian variety, Gruener Veltliner). In addition, the original two acres of Chardonnay were grafted over to Pinot Noir in 1999. The gently sloping, east-facing vineyard is tightly-spaced and nestled on a low terrace (300-420 ft. elevation) on the eastern side of the Eola Hills ridge. This area, known locally as “Spring Valley”, has already proven to have one of Oregon¹s best micro-climates for the production of fine wines from Burgundian and Alsatian varieties. It is here that the rather shallow volcanic basalt soils allow us to achieve the low yields we seek for wines of great intensity and complexity. As well, it is the uniqueness of this “terroir” that gives Le Puits Sec wines their signature. It was also in 1986 that we first produced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, using grapes purchased primarily from Temperance Hill & Anden (formerly "Seven Springs"), two fine Eola Hills sites very near (and with similar soil composition) to our own. We continue to purchase fruit from these, as well as from two more recent additions: Mahonia, located in the South Salem Hills, and Cubanissimo, a higher elevation Eola Hills vineyard. We currently purchase Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for about half of our 3,600 case annual production, with the remainder of wine production from these varieties coming from our estate vineyard. Additionally, our Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are produced exclusively from estate-grown fruit. We’ve resided at our vineyard site since its planting. It wasn’t, however, until 1991 that our present subterranean winery was located there, situated below our home on a knoll overlooking Le Puits Sec vineyard and an idyllic Willamette River landscape.


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4035 Wallace Road, Salem, OR, US, 97304 Email:
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  Blanc du Puits Sec
  Chardonnay Le Puits Sec
  Chardonnay Willamette Valley
  Pinot Noir "Eola Cuvée"
  Pinot Noir "La Grive Bleue"
  Pinot Noir Cuvee J
  Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec
  Pinot Noir Seven Springs (En Dessous)
  Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
  Vin d'Une Nuit
Pinot Noir rosé


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