Juliard Vineyard is located in the heart of the Red Hills of Dundee just ¼ mile down the road from Winderlea. The original site was part orchard and part vineyard planted with Gewurtztraminer, Chardonnay, and Reisling. Julia and Gerard (Juliard) purchased the vineyard in 1987 and a year later began clearing the orchard and planting Pinot Noir.
Juliard’s south facing slopes are located at an elevation ranging from 420 to 500 feet. The location receives higher than average sunlight which allows the fruit to ripen earlier in the season. The deep-red Jory soil provides the distinct berry/cherry flavor predominant in wines from the Dundee hills.
Winderlea purchases older own rooted Pommard from Juliard and is delighted with the familiar classic Dundee Hills characteristics and always intrigued by how it is just a little different than our estate vineyard Winderlea and the Ana vineyard where we have sourced fruit since 2006.