About Walker Hill Cellars
Walker Hill Cellars is a boutique handcrafted Pinot Noir grown in the acclaimed Willamette Valley AVA of Oregon. The original vineyard site is comprised of very deep weathered, uniform Kilton soil, at an ideal elevation (above the frost and fog) and exposure (south facing). The soils come from the Melbourne Association. Melbourne soils are well drained and have a surface layer of dark-brown silty clay loam. The upper part of the subsoil is dark yellowish-brown silty clay loam, and the lower part is brown silty clay that is effective for deep rooting at more than 60 inches. In a representative profile the surface layer is dark-brown and dark yellowish-brown silty clay loam about 10 inches thick. The upper part of the subsoil is dark yellowish-brown silty clay loam about 36 inches thick, and the lower part is brown silty clay about 36 inches thick. The profile is slightly acid and medium acid in the surface layer, medium acid in the upper part of the subsoil, and strongly acid in the lower part of the subsoil and in the substratum. Soil acidity ranges from pH 6.2 in the upper 4-6 inches to pH 5.6 at lower depths.
To bring premier Pinot Noir grapes to their full potential, we have adopted sustainable vineyard practices that emphasize flavor over production volume. These practices include: high density planting, shoot thinning, cluster removal, and avoidance of harsh pesticides and herbicides All of these efforts increase the cost of cultivation and reduces the amount of fruit harvested. Each bottle of Walker Hill Cellars Pinot Noir is hand labeled with case number and bottle number and then hand waxed further providing the quality wine one can expect with each bottle.
Walker Hill Cellars is proud of our wine and proud of the painstaking efforts put into guaranteeing the quality and presentation. It is our sincere hope that Walker Hill Cellars Pinot Noir will provide an experience you will cherish and create many wonderful memories.