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cel adjacent to Seven Springs,
establishing just over seven
acres of chardonnay and
58 of pinot noir. In the four
years since, his attention
has turned more strongly to
chardonnay. He intends to
expand his plantings until he
has equal proportions of the
two varieties. Alongside his
home vineyard of LSV, Stone
has also begun to expand his
chardonnay production with
access to Bunker Hill.

Mimi Casteel farms LSV and Bunker Hill for
Larry Stone, as well as her own vineyard, Hope Well.

says, "I have sixteen or seventeen different clonal
selections at Kindred. It's planted to a true sélection
massale style. If you take a block you get the whole
mixture." Flaneur and Big Table Farm buy chardonnay from Kindred, as does Lingua Franca, a recent
project led by Master Sommelier Larry Stone.
Since Williams has started planting, the area has
expanded into a focal point for chardonnay vineyards. Nearby, Bethel Heights hosts the oldest chardonnay of the area, established in the late 1970s.
They've also expanded their chardonnay holdings
into the adjacent Justice vineyard. Bethel Heights
makes single-vineyard chardonnays from each site.
A bit north, viticulturist Mimi Casteel farms her own
vineyard, Hope Well. This year she will harvest the
first fruit from her chardonnay vines. Next door sits
Elton Vineyard, where Isabelle Meunier now makes
chardonnay for her newer project, Lavinea. A bit
south, Domaine Drouhin also makes chardonnay
from its newer Roserock vineyard, right next door
to Williams's Kindred. More recently, a rush of new
small-scale vineyards have begun to appear throughout these hillsides as well. Even Seven Springs has
begun to change. Last year, Rajat Parr and Sashi
Moorman, who now own Evening Land and its
long-term lease on the vineyard, replanted portions
of what were previously some of Seven Springs's top
blocks of pinot to chardonnay, something previously
unheard of in the region. Seven Springs has inspired
Stone as well.
"So many people have bought fruit from Seven
Springs and made good wine," says Stone.
He believes so thoroughly in the area he began
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While Stone and his team have
been searching out cool sites
for chardonnay, waiting for
LSV to come online, Pahlow
and Landon had spoken to
Michael Lundeen of Walnut
City Wineworks. He'd been
making chardonnay from
Bunker Hill, the site planted and, at the time, still
farmed by John Gilpin. Lundeen didn't need all five
acres so he asked if Walter Scott would be interested.
When Pahlow saw the site, he was hooked. He also
called Stone, a fellow Evening Land alumnus.
Bunker Hill was planted in the 1990s. Don Still,
a landowner in the South Salem Hills-part of the
central Willamette Valley, just south of the Eola-
Amity Hills-decided he wanted a home vineyard as
a hobby and asked viticulturist John Gilpin to plant
it for him. When Gilpin placed the order for grafted
vines, it turned out only chardonnay was available.
Still wanted his vineyard, so the site became five acres
of chardonnay, today known as Bunker Hill. By coincidence, at the time, MacDonald and Vlossak were
also planning their replant of Seven Springs chardonnay and sourced the same vine material.
Over the next 20 years, Bunker Hill went through
a steady rotation of wineries, always able to sell
the fruit but without any fanfare. As a hobby vineyard it lacked a dedicated winemaker to promote it.
That's changed since Walter Scott and Lingua Franca
started producing wine from the site. The teams at
both wineries were struck by the quality of the site,
and both have made it a key part of their chardonnay programs.
After his first vintage with Bunker Hill, Stone
couldn't believe the quality of the wine. He quickly
jumped to establish a long-term lease, preserve its
older vines and shift to organic farming. He now
keeps most of the fruit for Lingua Franca and continues to sell to Walter Scott. "The soil structure is
similar to LSV and Seven Springs," Stone says, as are
the climate conditions.



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