Bob and Betty McKinney cleared the property that is now known as Elhanan Vineyard in 1984, planting some of the original Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines in the South Willamette Valley. Over the next ten years they planted a total of 20,000 vines on a 35-acre plot. They sold their fruit to a number of well-reputed wineries. We purchased the vineyard in 2007, and commenced building the dream of making quality estate-grown wines.
The vineyard is rooted in Jory and Willakenzie soils, and sits on a southeast facing slope with 700 feet in elevation. The vineyard consists of the following varietals: 7 acres White Riesling, 13 acres Pinot Gris, 12 acres Pinot Noir, 2 acres Early Muscat, and 1 acre of newly planted Gewürztraminer.