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Olsen Family Vineyards

Olsen Family Vineyards

Olsen Family Vineyards
8930 Suver Road
Monmouth, Oregon
USA 97361
Phone: (503) 838-2022
http://www.viridianwineblog.com/

Rolling hills, fertile valleys, and lush stretches of green as far as the eye can see, describe the Willamette Valley. This breathtakingly beautiful vale, with rich soils and long gentle growing seasons, is one of the premier wine growing regions in the world. Our family has farmed this Valley for five generations, planting grass seed, berries, hazelnut trees, and now grapes. Vineyards in the Willamette Valley AVA are renowned for complex, expressive and earthy wines. In the midst of this pastoral landscape lie our five vineyards totaling 300 acres within our 12,000 acre land estate.

Within our estate, we’ve searched out the best vineyard sites and soil types. We are committed to producing the most intense, concentrated grapes possible. Our goal is simple; the best grapes make the best wine.

Sometimes the land we’ve spent generations getting to know still surprises us. Our Entropy vineyard (named by Roger Olsen, a former Stanford physics major) is a prime example. It was first planted in 2004, and the two-year-old plants practically exploded out of the ground. By its third leaf, the vineyard produced a full crop. Now in its fifth leaf, Entropy has proven to be highly productive, yielding exquisite, dark Pinot Noir grapes. Pinot Gris grapes are also at their coppery best on this ground.

Entropy’s outstanding site, with its rolling slopes and swells, deserves much of the credit for its fruitful yield. Set on a gentle east- and south-facing slope, the vineyard captures brilliant sunlight and gives us abundant, high quality fruit—about 65 acres of Pinot Noir and 11 acres of Pinot Gris grapes. The view from here isn’t bad either. On a clear day you can see Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and even the Three Sisters mountains near Bend, Oregon.

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