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Our Vineyards

With five estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills appellation, Archery Summit champions diverse flavors through a mindful mix of grape clones and vines of varying ages. Enduring relationships with growers throughout Willamette Valley and their unique sites yield fruit that’s singular in nature and of the utmost quality.

Red Hills Vineyard
Arcus Vineyard
Archer’s Edge Vineyard
Renegade Ridge Vineyard
Summit Vineyard
Red Hills Vineyard
Established
1994–2016
Size
28.40 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
360–570 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Red Hills Vineyard

Pronounced, Captivating, Harmonious

Despite being home to adolescent vines, there’s a stately quality to Red Hills Vineyard. You can count on the reliability of the site, its vines producing sophisticated flavors every single vintage. It is planted to a gentle and inviting incline in the northern reaches of the Dundee Hills, flanked by a fortress of evergreens in one direction and scenic glimpses down to the valley floor in another. Red Hills sits atop deep Jory soils in a microclimate slightly warmer than the rest of the appellation. Lush and powerful fruit in the field leads to alluring wines in the cellar. The deep-set roots tap into the appellation’s combination of floral aromatics and rich, red fruit flavors. South facing, this site basks in frequent sunlight and cooling crosswinds. More than two dozen blocks make up the Red Hills estate, finding harmony in the brick-red, nutrient-rich soils. The Pinot Noir produced from here is resounding, reminding us why this slice of the Willamette Valley is so revered, each and every vintage.

Established
1973–2000
Size
39.84 acres
Exposure
East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West
Elevation
260–620 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Arcus Vineyard

Majestic, Historic, Mysterious

Arcus Vineyard is the mesmerizing preface to the Archery Summit story. Our oldest vines are anchored to the steep, bowl-like contours of this rocky site. Originally planted in 1973, our flagship parcel encapsulates the striking topography of the Dundee Hills and the appellation’s long-standing ability to produce immersive Pinot Noir.

Set on the east side of the American Viticultural Area, Arcus is composed of volcanic soils untouched by the colossal Missoula Floods long ago. The technical nature of the vineyard demands focused farming, while its multitude of exposures affords an eclectic array of fruit profiles. The outstanding quality of the site results, in part, from its diversity, with row-to-row variation setting up deeply structured and detailed wines.

There’s tension at Arcus; while it is tucked away in one of the many folds of the Dundee Hills, it is physically impressive and seemingly infinite. As you zigzag up its dramatic vineyard rows, the nickname “Yosemite of the Dundee Hills” begins to make a lot of sense. On wetter days, the vineyard crew is known to wear soccer cleats for better footing while tending these vines.

Established
2007
Size
8.51 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
200–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic and sedimentary

Archer’s Edge Vineyard

Inviting, Spirited, Soulful

Archer’s Edge is the gateway to the estate, its vineyard rows the first that visitors see as they ascend Archery Summit Road to the winery drive and tasting room. While the youngest member of our vineyard portfolio, this site boasts a maturity in flavor and discernible freshness. Planted to a mix of sedimentary and basalt-based soils, this vineyard shows its youthful vigor through a lively fruit profile. Archer’s Edge Pinot Noir is known not only for dark fruit characteristics, but also for intoxicating spiciness, well beyond what’s expected from a vineyard of its age. Familiarity with the appellation prompted us to plant on this slope more than a decade ago. Today, we’re delighted to source fruit from a pristine pocket of land just entering its prime.

Established
1996–2016
Size
12.34 acres
Exposure
East
Elevation
350–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Renegade Ridge Vineyard

Elegant, Exotic, Precise

Although Renegade Ridge and Summit Vineyards share the same storied hill, they are worlds apart in terms of terroir. As its name suggests, there’s a rebellious streak to this site, prized for its singular voice despite its proximity to some of our other estate vineyards. Set on an east-facing slope, Renegade Ridge enjoys softer morning sun and stunning views of Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. It is prone to higher-toned, more exotic flavors like blood orange and citrus zest. Cooler temperatures and more limited exposure spell thinner-skinned clusters and a certain precision to the wines. The vineyard’s strong suits are many, from refined fruit to immensely approachable wines. But the greatest feat of Renegade Ridge may be its reputation for rewriting the tasting notes for Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, gracefully incorporating the unexpected.

Summit vineyard
Established
1994–2019
Size
16.44 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
200–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Summit Vineyard

Enticing, Undivided, Exclusive

Summit Vineyard is made up of well-established, extraordinary vines that encompass our winery and tasting room. These plantings—introduced to the resident Jory soils in tandem with the Archery Summit name in the early 1990s—reflect our ever-evolving commitment to Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. Informed by Burgundian viticultural practice, Summit Vineyard touts lower-set vines and single-arm canes. Here, some of our most dynamic fruit ripens in unhurried fashion to the even tune of south-facing exposure. The results are limited-run Pinot Noir and Chardonnay known for their fullness of flavor, brininess, and spellbinding complexity. Summit Vineyard is where we stuck our flag in the soils more than two decades ago. The setting is ideal, nestled in the heart of the Dundee Hills with commanding views of the Willamette Valley. These rows are paramount in our quest to make Pinot Noir that is both pure in character and rooted to a very specific, very special place.

Red Hills Vineyard
Established
1994–2016
Size
28.40 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
360–570 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Red Hills Vineyard

Pronounced, Captivating, Harmonious

Despite being home to adolescent vines, there’s a stately quality to Red Hills Vineyard. You can count on the reliability of the site, its vines producing sophisticated flavors every single vintage. It is planted to a gentle and inviting incline in the northern reaches of the Dundee Hills, flanked by a fortress of evergreens in one direction and scenic glimpses down to the valley floor in another. Red Hills sits atop deep Jory soils in a microclimate slightly warmer than the rest of the appellation. Lush and powerful fruit in the field leads to alluring wines in the cellar. The deep-set roots tap into the appellation’s combination of floral aromatics and rich, red fruit flavors. South facing, this site basks in frequent sunlight and cooling crosswinds. More than two dozen blocks make up the Red Hills estate, finding harmony in the brick-red, nutrient-rich soils. The Pinot Noir produced from here is resounding, reminding us why this slice of the Willamette Valley is so revered, each and every vintage.

Read More Read Less
Established
1973–2000
Size
39.84 acres
Exposure
East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West
Elevation
260–620 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Arcus Vineyard

Majestic, Historic, Mysterious

Arcus Vineyard is the mesmerizing preface to the Archery Summit story. Our oldest vines are anchored to the steep, bowl-like contours of this rocky site. Originally planted in 1973, our flagship parcel encapsulates the striking topography of the Dundee Hills and the appellation’s long-standing ability to produce immersive Pinot Noir.

Set on the east side of the American Viticultural Area, Arcus is composed of volcanic soils untouched by the colossal Missoula Floods long ago. The technical nature of the vineyard demands focused farming, while its multitude of exposures affords an eclectic array of fruit profiles. The outstanding quality of the site results, in part, from its diversity, with row-to-row variation setting up deeply structured and detailed wines.

There’s tension at Arcus; while it is tucked away in one of the many folds of the Dundee Hills, it is physically impressive and seemingly infinite. As you zigzag up its dramatic vineyard rows, the nickname “Yosemite of the Dundee Hills” begins to make a lot of sense. On wetter days, the vineyard crew is known to wear soccer cleats for better footing while tending these vines.

Read More Read Less
Established
2007
Size
8.51 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
200–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic and sedimentary

Archer’s Edge Vineyard

Inviting, Spirited, Soulful

Archer’s Edge is the gateway to the estate, its vineyard rows the first that visitors see as they ascend Archery Summit Road to the winery drive and tasting room. While the youngest member of our vineyard portfolio, this site boasts a maturity in flavor and discernible freshness. Planted to a mix of sedimentary and basalt-based soils, this vineyard shows its youthful vigor through a lively fruit profile. Archer’s Edge Pinot Noir is known not only for dark fruit characteristics, but also for intoxicating spiciness, well beyond what’s expected from a vineyard of its age. Familiarity with the appellation prompted us to plant on this slope more than a decade ago. Today, we’re delighted to source fruit from a pristine pocket of land just entering its prime.

Read More Read Less
Established
1996–2016
Size
12.34 acres
Exposure
East
Elevation
350–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Renegade Ridge Vineyard

Elegant, Exotic, Precise

Although Renegade Ridge and Summit Vineyards share the same storied hill, they are worlds apart in terms of terroir. As its name suggests, there’s a rebellious streak to this site, prized for its singular voice despite its proximity to some of our other estate vineyards. Set on an east-facing slope, Renegade Ridge enjoys softer morning sun and stunning views of Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. It is prone to higher-toned, more exotic flavors like blood orange and citrus zest. Cooler temperatures and more limited exposure spell thinner-skinned clusters and a certain precision to the wines. The vineyard’s strong suits are many, from refined fruit to immensely approachable wines. But the greatest feat of Renegade Ridge may be its reputation for rewriting the tasting notes for Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, gracefully incorporating the unexpected.

Read More Read Less
Summit vineyard
Established
1994–2019
Size
16.44 acres
Exposure
South
Elevation
200–550 feet
Soil
Volcanic

Summit Vineyard

Enticing, Undivided, Exclusive

Summit Vineyard is made up of well-established, extraordinary vines that encompass our winery and tasting room. These plantings—introduced to the resident Jory soils in tandem with the Archery Summit name in the early 1990s—reflect our ever-evolving commitment to Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. Informed by Burgundian viticultural practice, Summit Vineyard touts lower-set vines and single-arm canes. Here, some of our most dynamic fruit ripens in unhurried fashion to the even tune of south-facing exposure. The results are limited-run Pinot Noir and Chardonnay known for their fullness of flavor, brininess, and spellbinding complexity. Summit Vineyard is where we stuck our flag in the soils more than two decades ago. The setting is ideal, nestled in the heart of the Dundee Hills with commanding views of the Willamette Valley. These rows are paramount in our quest to make Pinot Noir that is both pure in character and rooted to a very specific, very special place.

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Vineyard Philosophy

In viticulture, as in music, there is strength in plurality. Our fruit comes from five distinctive sites in the Dundee Hills American Viticultural Area. Each of our vineyard blocks—differing by rootstock, clone, and vine age—adds an additional voice in the cellar. The resulting wines are symphonic in nature: expansive and harmonious.

A one-size-fits-all approach to farming would be criminal in our vineyards. The individual sites require individual approaches to best honor their intricacies. Seemingly subtle differences in the field—whether it’s tilling style, pruning method, or canopy management—play a significant role in shaping the wines come harvest time.

Many of our sites boast favorable aspects on incredibly steep terrain. Winegrowing in this fashion is highly technical and calls for both an established and a versatile approach to management. Our four-person vineyard crew has collectively worked 99 harvests and shares a keen awareness of every row we source from.

Capturing the best of these sites means listening to what they have to say. It can be something as large scale as appellation tendencies or as small as microflora. Attention to detail on every scale sets the tone for expressive, thoughtful winemaking and an overall approach that positions Archery Summit as a leader in the Dundee Hills.