From our first vintage, the Ana and Weber Vineyards have been some of our most important sources of fruit. Originally planted as one vineyard, the sites overlook Winderlea and run fluidly east to west, with Weber greeting the morning sun in the east and Ana basking in the afternoon sun to the west. The now separated vineyards boast some of the oldest own-rooted Pinot Noir in Oregon- vines which date back to 1976. Following the sale of the western half of the vineyard in 2013, we renamed our single vineyard designate Pinot noir, which historically came from the eastern side of the vineyard, to Weber from what our customers had fondly known as Ana. Our blocks of fruit are primarily planted to Pommard and the Dijon 777 clone. Weber is situated on the top of a ridge line at 450 feet, then slopes directly east and down to an 350 foot elevation. The change in aspect and increased exposure to wind both contribute to the striking differences we find between our Weber Pinot noir and our eponymous Winderlea Vineyard bottling. Their proximity and similar elevation and vine age highlight why terroir is so fundamental in growing Pinot noir; for all they have in common, they are exceptionally polarizing wines.
The Weber Vineyard was planted by Vivian and Arthur Weber and, in Arthur’s absence, Vivian works with vineyard manager Andy Humphries to continue the tradition of farming that Arthur was so proud of. Wines from this site are known for their lush red and black fruits, heady aromas of violets and silky, velvety textures.