Our History


1984 - “Dijon” clones arrive in Oregon

1984 - “Dijon” clones arrive in Oregon | Adelsheim Vineyard

Though commonly referred to as Dijon clones, the selections of Chardonnay and Pinot noir came from many parts of Burgundy.  Their arrival has resulted in a profound improvement in Oregon Chardonnay, and greater complexity of flavors and earlier ripening times in Oregon Pinot noir.  David Heatherbell – then of OSU, now home in New Zealand – and Raymond Bernard of the ONIVINS Research Station in Dijon demonstrated international wine colleagueship in jointly overcoming many obstacles to this project.


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