Cristom Vineyards is located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, an independent volcanic island chain in the center of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The soils are dynamic and varied and the winds can be fierce defining our region and hillside and help to craft wines with a foundation of bright acid structure. Cristom Vineyards farms 90 acres (36.4 hectares) of vines across a total of 240 acres (97.1 hectares) on their east facing estate that rises from 200 feet (61 meters) to more than 790 feet (241 meters). Along with more than 76 acres (30.8 hectares) of Pinot Noir, they have just over 9 acres (3.7 hectares) of estate Chardonnay planted in three of their vineyards.
The five estate vineyards – Eileen, Jessie, Louise, Marjorie and Paul Gerrie Vineyard – are all named for family members of the founding Gerrie family. Each site is farmed with the attention to maximize the potential of the vintage and express the natural variances in soil, elevation and exposition in the glass.