Lone Star Vineyard
Argyle Winery's Source for Nuthouse Pinot Noir and Nuthouse Chardonnay
Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Yamhill Valley, Oregon
Do great views ensure great wines? At Lone Star Vineyard the vines are treated to a sweeping view of the Cascades, from Mt. Rainier in the north to the Three Sisters to the south. While the view is stunning, this low elevation, warm site is a magnet for the two forces crucial for ripening grapes: light and heat. As the first light of day peaks over the Cascade range, Lone Star Vineyard begins absorbing the full power of the sun, and the rocky soils retain heat at night.
Located 15 miles south of Dundee in the Eola Hills, this 160 acre site, purchased by Argyle in 1996, is oriented to maximize the sun's light and heat. Lone Star is our warmest, sunniest vineyard site in a region not known for either…and in Oregon, the warmest sites are the best Pinot Noir sites.
Since the 1999 vintage, Lone Star has served as the backbone for our biggest, boldest Pinot - the Nuthouse Pinot Noir. Lone Star Pinot is characterized by big, intense black fruit flavors supported by a firm tannic structure, suggesting wines that will age very well. In the spring of 2005 we released our first vintage of Lone Star grown Riesling (which, incidentally, is the New World’s first high density, Riesling on devigorating root stocks!)
: Eola Hills Owner
: Argyle Managed by
: Argyle Varietals
: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling