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Adelsheim Vineyards

Adelsheim Vineyards

Adelsheim Vineyard, a leading Oregon wine producer, is known as an innovator in sustainable, cool climate viticulture.

Their estate acreage has grown from its original 15 acres to 160 acres. A new, cutting-edge winemaking facility provides all the quality controls demanded by their 'hands-off' winemaking, utilizing a two-level, gravity-feed fermentation room for gentle grape handling, and underground barrel caves for slow, cool aging of their Pinot noir and Chardonnay.

After 30 years and many successful vintages, the dreams of one of Oregon's wine pioneers have been realized. More importantly, Adelsheim Vineyard has people with the vision, skills and energy to carry them upward in their quest to produce ever more complex Pinot noirs and elegant white wines.


Adelsheim Chardonnay Caitlin's Reserve 2014

Aromas include hazelnuts, fresh apples, lemon blossom, honey and spice. Vibrant acidity beautifully balanced with a long, ...



$37.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve 2011

2010 Wine Spectator - 91 points - Fresh, open-textured and appealing, with mint-accented blackberry and ...



$57.95 Regular

Adelsheim Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2012

Adelsheim's Chardonnay made in all stainless steel, for a light, dry, refreshing wine with pure apple flavors with hints...



$19.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2014

92 points, Smart Buy Wine Spectator: "Lithe, supple, lively and expressive, layering boysenberry, pomegranate, floral and ...



$24.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot Blanc 2012

Adelsheim Pinot Blanc offers peach, citrus zest, melon and floral aromas. On the palate, one finds a fascinating mix of M...



$21.95 Regular

Adelsheim Deglace 2011 375 ml

Adelsheim Deglace is made from frozen Pinot noir grapes. This dessert wine has elegant strawberry, nectarine, and orange b...



$33.95 Regular

Adelsheim Auxerrois 2012

One of Oregon's defining wineries has a place in its heart for this grape, which has the same parentage (Pinot Noir and G...



$22.95 Regular

Wallace Brook Pinot noir 2013

Wallace Brook Cellarís Willamette Valley Pinot noir (second label for Adelsheim) has been produced in som...



$17.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot Gris 2013

Seattle P.I. says: "richly perfumed with the scents of peaches and pears, and has just the right weight and texture. Try i...



$17.95 Regular

Adelsheim Rose of Pinot noir 2015

From one of Oregon's wine pioneers comes this rich, deliciously fruity, strawberry and orange blossom-filled quaffer. Per...



$14.95 Regular

Adelsheim Syrah Calkins Lane 2010

Aromas include blackberry, red currant and blueberry mingled with notes of black pepper and roasted meat. This is an exqui...



$44.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot Noir 2013 375 ml

The half bottle size makes a great stocking stuffer for the holidays and is just right for dining alone....



$18.65 Regular

More About Adelsheim Vineyards

Adelsheim Vineyard's winery today

1971, Adelsheim Vineyard was founded

On a beautiful June day in 1971, David Adelsheim and Ginny Adelsheim stood above an open field and were taken with the beauty of its orange and purple wildflowers.

Five hundred feet below, Oregon's north Willamette Valley stretched out in a patchwork of orchards, pasture and native trees. The field, rich with clay-loam soil, had a gentle southern exposure and was sheltered by the Chehalem Mountains. The Adelsheims had dreamed of planting a vineyard in the area since returning from a summer in Europe, where they were inspired by the hand-made foods and wines they encountered.

Ginny Adelsheim and David Adelsheim in the early days

1972, planting began

In 1972, the Adelsheims began planting their original 15-acre vineyard at Quarter Mile Lane with Pinot noir, Chardonnnay, Pinot gris, and Riesling.

Relying on family and friends for assistance, they battled weeds, mildew, birds and deer -- and the widely perceived futility of growing wine grapes in northern Oregon's cooler climate.

1978, first commercial release
of 1,300 cases

Working in a cramped basement winery with a simple crusher and press, and 20 Burgundy barrels, David Adelsheim made the first 1,300 cases of wine for commercial release in 1978: tiny quantities of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Riesling from the estate vineyard were produced, along with Semillon and Merlot from purchased grapes. As the Quarter Mile Lane vineyard matured to full yield and grapes were purchased from other growers, annual production doubled every two years.

First winery, built in 1982

1982, a new winery

As Adelsheim Vineyard continued to grow, the need for a new production facility became critical. A 6000 square-foot winery adjacent to the Adelsheim's home was built in 1982. Barrels, tanks, a bottling line and still more barrels were added until the new winery was also filled to capacity.

1989, first vineyard expansion

The winery's first vineyard expansion was in 1989, when they leased a 19-acre site across the road from the original estate vineyard at Quarter Mile Lane. Today, Bryan Creek Vineyard is an important source of Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc.

They also purchased a 52-acre site at a lower elevation in the Chehalem Valley. Planted with Pinot gris and Burgundian clones of Pinot noir and Chardonnnay, the Calkins Lane Vineyard is also home to the new Adelsheim Vineyard winery.

Ribbon Springs Vineyard

1994, co-owners join Adelsheim Vineyard

Co-owners Jack and Lynn Loacker joined Adelsheim Vineyard in 1994, and began planting Ribbon Springs Vineyard in 1995. This exceptional 120-acre site on the Ribbon Ridge spur of the Chehalem Mountains has provided Pinot noir and Pinot gris grapes since 1998.

2011, the vision continues ...

Today, Oregon has been recognized as one of the New World's leading wine producing regions. At Adelsheim Vineyard, they continue the experimentation and systematic study that have established their reputation as a leader and innovator in cool climate viticulture. With a dedicated staff, exceptional vineyards and a cutting-edge winery, they continue the quest to produce world-class Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc.

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