Wildcat Vineyards are at the northern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, on an east facing slope with views to four of the Cascade peaks. We are on Jory soil between 300 and 400 ft elevation and on late summer afternoons the cool ocean winds blow through the Van Duzer corridor, dropping temperatures dramatically.
We grow dry farmed Pinot Noir (Wadenswil) and Chardonnay. We planted a total of 4 acres in 2019 and 2020 and are aiming for our first commercial harvest in 2023.
Our name was inspired by our rescue cats who love to help with organic pest control in the vineyards, assisted by the occasional bobcat wandering through. Our passion is to grow high quality fruit in harmony with the environment, and we are aiming for LIVE certification under the management St Joseph Orchard.
Our vines are dry farmed, and we use no chemicals, and only organic herbicide. We sow wildflowers and leave the grasses and wildflowers in the vineyard and margins as long as possible before mowing to encourage pollinators and other beneficial insects.