David Hill Vineyards & Winery Buys Wirtz Vineyard
May 06, 2020
PORTLAND, OR April 27, 2020 - To complement the heritage of the estate vineyard, David Hill purchased The Wirtz Vineyard. Spanning 24 acres, the property was planted with 14 acres worth of clonal material sold both by the Coury nursery and other pioneering vineyards. Many vines fill the acreage, including old vine varietals of Pinot Gris, Gamay Boujelois, heirloom Pinot Noir clones, and Draper clone Chardonnay. Echoing similarities from the estate vineyard which is located no more than two miles away, the Wirtz vineyard is both self-rooted and planted in Laurelwood soil. With vines planted in 1974 by David Wirtz, the vineyard is nearing its 50th year.
About David Hill Winery
Built on innovation, education and historic tradition, David Hill believes it is necessary to preserve the ecosystem, contribute to their community and provide an equitable work environment. They embrace the property’s rich viticultural tradition and strive to express the character of terroir through their creation of wine. David Hill owns 175 acres of land, 60 of which are planted to vine in a dry-farmed Laurelwood soil. As one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley, over 15 acres of their vines are self-rooted and over 50 years old.