Temperance Hill is a 100-acre vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the northern Willamette Valley

Managed by Dai Crisp since 1999, this second-generation vineyard was first planted in 1981 by the Koo family on what is believed to be the remnants of an ancient volcano. The vineyard is primarily made up of Pinot Noir, with a few acres of Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. With an elevation range of 660 to 860 feet, Temperance Hill is a cool site, providing excellent growing conditions for Pinot Noir. The soils are predominantly Nekia, Rittner and Jory, with grapes planted on many different slopes with varying exposures.

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Certified Salmon Safe & Organic

Dai Crisp, one of the pioneers of organic grape growing in the Willamette Valley, took over management of Temperance Hill in 1999 and began farming it in accordance with Oregon Tilth Organic Certification standards. The vineyard was Certified Organic in 2013 and is also Salmon Safe Certified. Dai uses mechanical cultivation rather than herbicides and usually does two jobs at once, like mowing while in-row cultivating, to increase the efficiency of fuel and tractor use. All the handwork is done by a 13-person crew, the core of which has been Dai since 1999.

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OUR CLIENTS

Over 20 wineries rely on Dai and Temperance Hill to provide them with superior-quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris grapes.

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ADELSHEIM
Adelsheim Vineyard is a top Oregon winery in the Willamette Valley in the Chehalem Mountains AVA producing Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris. As one of Oregon’s founding wineries, their history is long and varied. From planting the first vineyard in the early 1970’s to farming 237 acres in the north Willamette Valley today, a great deal of learning, experimentation and collaboration has contributed to the success of Adelsheim and the Willamette Valley wine region.

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BERGSTROM
The Bergström Family believes world-class Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley’s preeminent hillside vineyards can be achieved only through nonindustrial, artisanal winemaking. They source their fruit from vineyards that follow organic/biodynamic methods, and since 1999 have been a leader in the sustainable farming of wine grapes in Oregon.

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BROOKS
Founded in 1998, Brooks seeks natural balance in the vineyard and cellar, to show the true expression of terroir in their wines. They are passionate about organic and biodynamic farming; as they believe it not only creates better wines, but these important practices help keep our earth alive and ecosystem intact.

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CHAPTER 24
Established in 2012, Chapter 24 Vineyards is a collaborative project from Willamette Valley veteran Mark Tarlov and Louis Michel Liger-Belair of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair in Vosne-Romaneé, Burgundy. In 2014, Max Marriott joined the Chapter 24 Vineyards team to head the Oregon production. The winery produces 3500 cases annually, carefully sourcing grapes from 44 small parcels spanning across 6 sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley.

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DIVISION WINEMAKING CO.
Division Winemaking Company produces small batch wines focused on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé of Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir from sustainably farmed vineyards. The winery is part of the Southeast Wine Collective in Southeast Portland.

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EISOLD SMITH WINES
Eisold Smith are producers of high end Pinot noir and chardonnay in the Heart of the Willamette Valley. Partners Lauren Eisold and Adam Smith are devoted to producing beautiful wines that express elegance, complexity & integrity.

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ELIZABETH CHAMBERS
Elizabeth Chambers Cellar is a small, McMinnville-based winery specializing in Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. The winery was founded in 2013 by Liz Chambers, a 3rd generation Oregonian whose family was one of the pioneers of winemaking in the state. Winemaker, Michael Stevenson, has been a part of making top Oregon Pinot Noir for over 20 years.

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ELK COVE
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wineries. The winery was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, and winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995. Elk Cove remains proudly family owned.

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EVESHAM WOOD
Founded in 1986, Evesham Wood is based on the idea that small is beautiful. To maintain a high level of quality, they obtain optimally ripe low-yield fruit from the best possible sites in the Willamette Valley, and use minimal intervention in the winemaking process.

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J.K. CARRIERE
J.K. Carriere makes primarily Pinot noir (and a bit of Chardonnay), producing classic, vivid and ageable wines with fruit on the first uptake, movement on the palate and elegance throughout. The wines are classically built and substantial, residing at the highest end of the acid spectrum amongst domestic Pinot Noir.

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LAVINEA
Lavinea is a recently founded wine brand created by esteemed winemaker Isabelle Meunier and co-partner Greg Ralston. Building on years of critical acclaim and focusing on some of the most renowned vineyard sources in the Willamette Valley, Isabelle and Greg Ralston are proud to produce wines that are crafted to be the highest expression and purest voice of site-specific terroir.

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LANGE
Twenty-five years ago, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Langes’ first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Lange’s craft wines from their estate vineyard and blue-ribbon sites like Temperance Hill Vineyard.

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LUMOS WINE COMPANY
The Lumos Wine Company was launched in 2000 by husband/wife team Dai Crisp and PK McCoy. Dai grows all of the fruit that goes into the Lumos wines on three different USDA Certified Organic vineyards; Wren Vineyard – the Lumos estate vineyard; Temperance Hill Vineyard – highly esteemed Grower of the Year for 2014 vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and Logsdon Ridge Vineyard aka Rudolfo. In 2016 Lumos was named one of the top 100 wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

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PORTLAND WINE CO.
Vintner and owner Matt Berson makes wine for the Portland Wine Company under the label Love & Squalor. Temperance Hill Vineyard is one of six esteemed vineyards that Matt sources fruit from. Their winery is based in a shred facility in McMinnville’s Granary District and has slowly grown production to nearly 2000 cases.

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PUBLIC ROAD WINES
Public Road Wines is a small Willamette Valley winery that makes small-lot Pinot noir and Rose from local organic vineyards.

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RANSOM
Ransom is a distillery and winery located in Sheridan, Oregon. Owner Tad Seestedt seeks out old vine, high elevation sites, many in the Eola Hills, which have the innate nerve and balanced acidity to make evocative, food-friendly wines naturally. Their wines exemplify true varietal character and express the individuality of our growers, vineyards, and vintages.

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RAPTOR RIDGE
Founded in 1995, Raptor Ridge specializes in hand-grown single vineyard Pinot Noir sourced from a rich tapestry of select Willamette Valley sites plus our own estate. Proprietors Scott & Annie Shull create intriguing wines by blending intuition honed over 20 vintages with the methodical approach of maintaining hundreds of separate lots.

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SPARKMAN CELLARS
Sparkman Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in Woodinville, Washington, committed to producing the finest wines possible. More than 70 of our wines have scored 90 or better from Wine Spectator andWine Enthusiast. Their L’Autre Pinot noir is sourced from Temperance Hill and consistently achieves critical acclaim.

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ST. INNOCENT
St. Innocent Winery was founded in 1988 by Mark Vlossak who continues to be their winemaker and President. St. Innocent produces small lots of handmade, vineyard-designated wine from some of the best sites in the Willamette Valley. Since their founding they have grown from 600 cases that first year to the current production of 8-10,000 cases, yet each wine is still handcrafted in the very same manner.

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UNION WINE CO.
Union Wine Company’s owner and winemaker Ryan Harms goal is to make hand crafted wines from Oregon that are financially accessible without sacrificing quality. Based in Portland, the name Union was chosen to honor and bring together the diversity, spirit and character of Oregon that we love.

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WALTER SCOTT WINES.
Walter Scott Wines is an Oregon winery specializing in Pinot noir, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay from exceptional Oregon vineyards. Their focus is to produce wines of elegance and purity, while conveying transparency of site and character of vintage. The winery and the majority of their vineyard sources are found in the Eola-Amity Hills.

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