Three Angels Vineyard
In 2000, after years of planning and searching, we purchased the 5-acre cherry orchard that would become Angel Vine’s Pinot Noir vineyard. Located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, the site has a southeastern exposure, a mid-hill elevation of 600–630 feet, and soil that has proven ideal for growing wine grapes.
The vineyard was planted in 3 blocks, each about 1 acre in size. The vineyard’s dense spacing regimen (1 meter between plants within a row and 1.5 meters between rows) allows for a reduced crop load per plant.
Laureen’s block, established in 2001 on the southwest acre, is planted to Pinot Noir clone 667 on 3309 rootstock. The soil type is Nekia.
Alex’s block, established on the southeast acre in 2002, is planted to Pinot Noir clone 777 on 101-14 and 3309 rootstocks. The soil type is Nekia.
Morgan’s block was established on the northeast acre in 2004 and is planted to the upright clone (also known as La Tache or Droit). This Pinot Noir selection is said to have been smuggled into Oregon from France. The vines in Morgan’s block have been grafted to 101-14 and 3309 rootstock. The soil type is Jory.
Since 2003, fruit from Three Angels Vineyard has been included in the wines of J. Christopher, Dobbes Family Estate, and Domaine Coteau. The vineyard is certified Salmon Safe and sustainable through LIVE. Stirling Fox and his crew at Stirling Wine Grapes tend the vineyard for us. Starting with the 2008 vintage, Angel Vine began crafting “The Morgster” Pinot Noir using grapes from Morgan’s block.