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About Argyle

Argyle's History

Oregon's Premier Winery


Prospecting the New World's coolest latitudes, Brian Croser and Rollin Soles staked a claim in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a place ideal for late season ripened Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit. Since 1987, Argyle Winery has produced world-class methode champenoise Sparkling wine, barrel fermented Chardonnay and 'silky' textured Pinot Noir from low yielding vines on winery farmed hillside slopes. Argyle was named "OREGON'S PREMIER WINERY" by Wine Spectator in 2000.

Argyle farms three vineyards: Knudsen Vineyard, Lone Star Vineyard and Spirit Hill Vineyard. The 120 acre Knudsen Vineyard was first planted between 1972 & 1974. The high elevation blocks of this landmark Dundee Hills site are key components in Argyle's sparkling wines. Knudsen provides Argyle a mix of old vine blocks and new high density blocks planted with "Old World" Dijon clones.

In 1996 Argyle purchased a spectacular 160 acre vineyard site in the east slopes of Eola Hills, known as Lone Star Vineyard. Located 15 miles south of Argyle's winery in Dundee, this warm site is planted primarily to Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. This vineyard has the potential to be one of Oregon's best Pinot Noir vineyards.

Our newest and largest vineyard, Spirit Hill was purchased in 2007 and has 135 acres planted. This high-elevation site in the gusty Van Duzer corridor of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA is ideal for our sparkling wine varietals.

All grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and transported to the winery. Grapes are chilled overnight to 35F before crushing the next day. Chilling preserves the ripe fruit characteristics and naturally limits oxidation.
 
Phone orders and info: (888) 427-4953 Ext. 233
Tasting Room: 691 Highway 99W, Dundee, Oregon 97115
Mailing Address: PO Box 280, Dundee, Oregon 97115

 


ARGYLE WINERY TASTING ROOM HOURS

Visit us from 11:00AM to 5:00PM daily, except major holidays.


GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE

In order to provide special attention to all of our guests, we require larger groups of 8 or more people to make arrangements prior to visiting the winery.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to request a group visit, please email Argyle's Tasting Room Manager.


*During Memorial Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend, large groups do not need to make reservations.

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