La Belle Promenade Vineyard
Chehalem Mountains AVA
Located in Newberg, in the Chehalem AVA, La Belle Promenade is 33 acres of mainly Jory and some Nekia soils. The western portion of the site consists of a thick layer of fractured basalt. The 33 acres were planted in 2014 with 26 acres of pinot noir, 5 acres of chardonnay and 2 acres of pinot meunier. With elevations of 700 to 820 feet above sea level, this site allows for great diversity in concert with our other estate vineyard, Flanerie.
Prior to our planting this site, it was an abandoned cherry and prune orchard. One of the many appealing features of this site was that the neighbors gathered here each year here to pick the first blackberries of the season. As soon as the sun rises, it hits this site first, providing the desired morning sun as a gentle ripening sun. The constant flowing breeze allows us to farm this site by organic methods.