The Wahle Family was one of the first growers in Oregon. In 1974, they chose to plant their vineyard on a 100 acre hilltop in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Mark Wahle, second generation, earned a degree from UC Davis in Enology & Viticulture in 1988. He and his wife, Shaghayegh, planted a second prime vineyard site, Holmes Hill Vineyard in 1999. This 310 acre site is in the Eola Hills AVA and similarly enjoys a breathtaking hilltop view of the surrounding wine country.
This is a single vineyard from one of the oldest and most highly regarded vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Darker fruits tend to own show, though it is still a very light, delicate and nuanced wine. Earthier notes will prevail as this wine ages.
Drink now through 2022-
A blend of both family owned vineyards: The Wahle Vineyard, planted in 1974 in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, as well as the more recently planted Holmes Hill Vineyard in the Eola Hills AVA. Subtle cherry and blackberry aromas lead to a bursting palate of fresh cherries. It is a successful representation of the elegant features that both vineyard sites represent.
Garnet color, aromas of blackberries and thyme, cherry and pomegranate flavors