EVENING LAND VINEYARDS
LOCATION: United States, Oregon, Eola-Amity Hills
Proprietors Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman together steward the winery and land at Evening Land Vineyards, and are responsible for producing some of the most compelling examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay not only all of North America, but in the world. Raj Parr is a James Beard award-winning author, wine professional and regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated sommeliers. Sashi Moorman has earned a reputation as one of the new world’s brightest and most compelling winemakers. They also utilize the talents of winemaker Ben DiCristina to bring thier vision to life in the cellar.
The historic Seven Springs vineyard was planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984 on a dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils at an elevation of 700 feet above sea level in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Seven Springs' eastern exposure ensures the vineyard awakens to the warmth of the morning sun. The vineyard's position opposite the windy Van Duzer Corridor, mitigates hot, sunny afternoons in the Willamette Valley with cool winds from the Pacific. As valley temperatures increase throughout the day, warm air rises, replaced by cooling winds flooding in from the Pacific through the Van Duzer gap and across our vineyard. This daily cooling, along with the eastern aspect, allows the grapes the luxury of extended time on the vine. Since its inception, Seven Springs has been dry-farmed and biodynamic The Vineyard is planted overwhelmingly to Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, and Gamay. The oldest own-rooted blocks of Pinot Noir and Gamay are a testament to, and daily reminder of, Oregon's incredible history and potential. Benchmark Oregon producers have long sourced fruit from Seven Springs and the wines from this vineyard are the most decorated and award-winning wines in Oregon's history.
Find out more about Evening Land Vineyards: www.eveninglandvineyards.com