' Duck Pond Cellars - Coles Valley

Coles Valley

Location: Umpqua, OR
Total planted acreage: 272
Varieties planted: Pinot Noir (114 acres of 777, 102 acres of 115, 45 acres of 667, 11 acres of Mariafeld); 22 acres of Pinot Gris
Rootstock: 101-14, 1616C, 3309, Riparia Gloire
Vine spacing: 7.5’ x 5’
Soils: Oakland, Panther, Pengra, Sutherlin, Veneta
First harvest: 2011
Trellis style and irrigation: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) / Umpqua River
Average yield: 2.75 tons/acre
Average plants per acre: 1,161
Topography: 350 - 475 ft., gentle slope
Vineyard hallmarks: Earlier ripening fruit with a more robust flavor profile than the Willamette Valley vineyard sites