The vast amount of volcanic boulders that give this vineyard its name contribute to the density and distinctiveness of its wines. Situated between 485-625 feet above sea level, the grapes benefit from the site’s warm temperatures caused by the steep southern slope and warming effect of the basalt boulders. With unique clonal selections planted on an early ripening rootstock, the wines from Boulder Bluff Vineyard consistently contribute dark, ripe fruit characteristics with a rich sense of sweetness.
- Ownership: Vineyard planted and owned by Adelsheim co-owners, Lynn and Jack Loacker; managed by Adelsheim
- Location/AVA: Chehalem Mountains AVA
- Acres: 9.91
- Clones: Pinot noir: UCD5 “Pommard,” AS-2 (selection), QM-1 (selection), ENTAV 777
- Clones: Chardonnay: CTPS 548
- Year planted: 2003
- Elevation: 485-625 ft.
- Certification: LIVE Certified
- Aspect: South
- Spacing: 6.5x5 ft.
- Soil: Volcanic