1. Ste. Michelle buys Eola-Amity Hills vineyard for Erath Winery

    Great Northwest Wine (Mar 12 2014)

    1. Ste. Michelle buys Eola-Amity Hills vineyard for Erath Winery

      Erath winemaker Gary Horner has a new vineyard to play with.

      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has purchased Willakia Vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills for Erath, one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wineries. Ste. Michelle purchased the winery from founder Dick Erath in 2006.

      “Willakia Vineyard is a dream vineyard for a winemaker,” Horner said. “It offers this great combination of small blocks planted with diverse clones and rootstocks at different aspects, slopes and orientations. It will give me a broad array of fruit styles to craft beautiful estate wines.”

      The Eola-Amity Hills is one of six small ...

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