The momentum of quality wine begins in the vineyard.

I only work with vineyards that are either organically or sustainably farmed. The vineyard growers each use dry-farming techniques that support the importance of the natural diversity of every microclimate and the associated microbiome residing there. It is through the influence of these natural microbiome cultures that nourish the vine by providing healthy, balanced soil. This leads to balanced vine growth with elegantly ripened fruit, and this carries into the ability to make balanced wine.

JP Cellars sources grapes from One Heart Vineyard, Vitae Springs Vineyard, Jubilee Vineyards and Armstrong Vineyards.

 

one heart vineyard

Headed by a mother & daughter duo, this site is farmed with love by Susan & Kate Taylor. With plantings starting in 2012, it joins a growing number of high quality vineyard sites on volcanic soils that are located in the South Salem Hills area. The vineyard lies on a hillside facing southwest, which means the vines see a lot of extra sunshine throughout the growing season. The Van Duzer Corridor does have a bit of a cooling effect here - although not as pronounced as the neighbors to the north in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The vines are 6-7 years old on grafted rootstock. Sixteen acres are planted to Pinot Noir (pommard, 115, 777, 667, & Wadenswil), Pinot Gris, and Albarino.

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Mural painted by @norm4eva (IG) at One Heart Vineyard

Region: South Salem Hills, Willamette Valley AVA

Elevation: 630-680 ft | Soil: Nekia

Aspect: Southwestern | Slope: 6.3%

Avg Growing Degree Days: 1809


One Heart Vineyard is the source of the Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes used in the 2019 JP Cellars Rose.

 

Region: South Salem Hills, Willamette Valley AVA​

Elevation: 650-700 ft | Soil: Jory & Nekia

Aspect: Southern | Slope: 9.3%

Avg Growing Degree Days: 1785

Vitae Springs vineyard is the source for the Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes used in the 2018 JP Cellars Rose and 2019 JP Cellars Syzygy Red Blend.

Vitae Springs Vineyard

Owned and operated by the Freund family, this vineyard is also located in the South Salem Hills - about 11-12 miles northwest of One Heart Vineyard. The growing conditions prove to be a bit cooler at this site due to being more exposed to the maritime winds flowing from the coast through the Van Duzer Corridor. This makes it a perfect location to ripen cool-climate grape varieties that are acid-driven with beautiful aromatics. From past vintages, the 20 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, and Muller-Thurgau have received high accolades. One factor that really makes this site special is the older vine age. The first plantings started in 1989.

 
Jubilee Vineyard

Organically farmed by Steve & Mary Walker, this vineyard is nestled on the hillside in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA overlooking the town of Amity. The grape varieties grown here include Pinot Noir, Gamay, Dolcetto, & Chardonnay, which all ripen gracefully as harvest approaches.

Region: Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Elevation: 550-600 ft | Soil: Jory & Willakenzie

Aspect: Western | Slope: 12%

Avg Growing Degree Days: 1916

Jubilee Vineyard is the source for the Gamay portion of the 2019 JP Cellars Syzygy Red Blend.

 
Armstrong Vineyard

Planted in 2007 and organically farmed by owner Doug Ackerman. Pinot Noir & Chardonnay are grown on the ancient marine sedimentary soils that the surrounding Ribbon Ridge AVA is known for. These well-drained soils allow wine made from these grapes to achieve a sought-after tension between the flavor profile and the structure.

Region: Ribbon Ridge AVA
Elevation: 300-400 ft | Soil: Dupee

Aspect: South & Southwestern | Slope: 8.2%

Average Growing Degree Days: 1968


Armstrong Vineyard is the source for Chardonnay portion of the 2019 JP Cellars Syzygy Red Blend.

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