Currently six acres in size, Carlton Hill vineyard sits in the center of the Oregon appellation Yamhill-Carlton District. The Yamhill-Carlton District, which is comprised of the sedimentary remains of an ancient ocean bed, is unique in that the soils are some of the oldest in the Willamette Valley region. While the appellation is still very young, the wines produced from here reveal very distinct bright, black fruit flavors.
The Carlton Hill vineyard, sitting at an elevation ranging between 420 and 480 feet, enjoys eastern exposures not unlike those in Burgundy and is composed of Willakenzie and Peavine soils. Planted to 115 and 777 Dijon Pinot Noir clones, the vineyard utilizes a dense planting scheme.
Also of note, sitting on top of Carlton Hill is a croquet court where from time to time local wine makers and friends engage in a battle for supremacy.