Argyle Winery's Primary Vineyard
Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Argyle’s foundation vineyard source since 1987 is the 120 acre Knudsen Vineyards, located in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. Pioneering owner Cal Knudsen planted almost half the acreage in the early 70’s giving the Dundee Hills considerable mass. A leader in quality innovation for the entire region, Cal was at the forefront of significant vineyard improvements in irrigation, planting higher vine densities, clonal selection, and conversion from own-rooted to root-stocked vines.
These "historic" vines produce distinctive wines with ripe fruit flavors and earthy, spicy old vine character. The other, "younger" half of the vineyard features state-of-the-art viticulture: Old World clones planted in high density blocks on warm sites.
This is the home for our Spirithouse Pinot Noir. At the higher elevation of +700 feet, the last ripe Pinot Noir seems to make one of our best. Argyle’s finest Sparkling wine fruit is grown in the higher elevations of Knudsen Vineyards. We also derive two vineyard-designated sparkling wines, Argyle Knudsen Vineyards Brut and Argyle Blanc de Blancs, from this great vineyard!
: Dundee Hills Managed by
: Argyle Varietals
: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier