Ribbon Ridge AVA
Located in Newberg in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, Flanerie is 7 acres of Willakenzie soils. These sedimentary soils are the result of the Missoula Floods, which occurred 15,000 years ago. Often we find glacial erratic stones that are native not to Oregon, but to Montana. Formerly named Saikkonen Vineyard, the 7 acres were planted to all pinot noir in 2003 by Bonnie and Matt Saikkonen. We leased the site in 2014 and liked it so much we approached Bonnie and Matt to see if they would sell.
Timing was right and they agreed to a sale. The site is eastern facing, which allows the morning sun to help grow our vines and ripen our grapes without the hot summer afternoon sunlight. The lower elevation from 250-350 feet along with the different soil types, makes Flanerie a great compliment to our other estate vineyard, La Belle Promenade. We utilize organic methods to farm and are pursuing organic certification.