Nysa Vineyard sits at 620-780 feet elevation in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. Nysa spans 41 acres of volcanic Jory soil with basalt bedrock 8 to 12 feet below the surface. The high percentage of clay combines with soil depth to hold moisture late into the season, permitting dry farming.
We planted the first 7.5 acres in 1990 to own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil pinot noir. In 2001, we planted 3.2 acres of phyloxera-resistant rootstock grafted to the 115 Dijon clone, with an additional nine acres of Pommard, Coury, Wadenswil, and 777 on resistant rootstock planted after 2004 as well as one acre of Chardonnay. We will cultivate 33 acres total, allowing production of 5000-6000 cases per vintage.