Adelsheim Vineyard was founded with an optimistic spirit and a lofty dream: to create world-class wines in an undiscovered wine region, the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
At our core is a desire to honor and be good stewards of our abundant land. This commitment, nearly 50 years strong, is reflected in our certified sustainable vineyards and wines. We’re proud of our role in Oregon’s wine history. And we are excited about Oregon’s wine future. That’s why each day we strive to create remarkable Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that connect wine lovers around the world to the spirit and beauty of Oregon.
About the Place:
Tucked away in the Chehalem Mountains, we’re a little off the beaten path. But we like it that way.
Located in the northern Willamette Valley, we believe the Chehalem Mountains has always been an area ripe with possibility. That’s why we planted our first vineyard here and established the first winery here in 1972 – when the Willamette Valley was nothing more than a sleepy hamlet of rolling hills scattered with small farms and acres of open fields.
Today, the Chehalem Mountains region is still rural and idyllic. Vineyards and world-class wineries are surrounded by lush farm and agricultural land, and are often hidden by old growth fir forests. On a drive to Adelsheim, you’ll see alpacas, horses, goats, and even donkeys (as well as lots of other fauna)!
We now own more than 200 acres of land here, with vineyards planted in excess of 180 acres. Our estate sites, like the geography of the Chehalem Mountains, are diverse – some big, some small, some at higher elevations, some at lower elevations, some on volcanic soils, some on sedimentary soils.