Champoeg Vineyard, or “La Butte” as named by the early settlers, was first
planted to vinifera by the Mathiot Family in 1858. By 1880, the surrounding
area of Butteville was referred to by the Farm census as the wine capital
of the Oregon Territory. Today, the vineyard is home to roughly 22 acres of
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling terraced on a steep southeast
facing slope. Planted in 1974, these vines are considered some of the oldest
in the state producing only a select few concentrated clusters per plant.
Citrus, meyer lemon, and a hint of brioche accentuate the
quenching acidity of this old vine Chardonnay. Only 37 cases produced.
Seared sea scallops, oysters, roasted chicken or a rich creamy brie.
Vineyard: Champoeg Vineyard, Willamette Valley AVA
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay