In 1971, founders David and Ginny Adelsheim were looking for land in the country outside of Portland. After meeting with the fellow pioneers of the Oregon industry – including David Lett, Dick Erath, and Bill Blosser – they were on a mission to find a volcanic southern slope. When they found the current Quarter Mile vineyard site later that year planted with poppies and vetch, they knew that this site could produce great grapes. However, they could not have imagined the importance of this vineyard that led to the foundation of Adelsheim Vineyard’s many years of success. Every year the 2.4 acre block 1 contributes to the single vineyard designated wine with lean, focused cherry notes and a structure that stays youthful and elegant for many years in the bottle.
- Ownership: Vineyard owned by Adelsheim co-owners, Lynn and Jack Loacker; leased to Adelsheim for management
- Location/AVA: Chehalem Mountains AVA
- Clones: Pinot noir: UCD5 “Pommard,” AS-2 (selection), QM-1 (selection), ENTAV 777
- Clones: Chardonnay: CTPS 76
- Clones: Pinot gris: Lett (selection)
- Year planted: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1994, 2008
- Elevation: 560-680 ft.
- Certification: LIVE Certified
- Aspect: South
- Spacing: 10x6, 9x5, 6.5x5 ft.
- Soil: Volcanic