The Eyrie Vineyards
In 1965 David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Gris in the Willamette Valley. And pioneered modern wine growing in the region.
The Eyrie Vineyards was founded by David & Diana Lett in 1966, and was the first vineyard in Dundee Hills.
In 1970 The Eyrie Vineyard produced the first New World Pinot Gris.
In 1975 produced the first American Pinot Noir to successfully compete against Burgundy – (Paris 1979, Beaune 1980 )
The Eyrie Vineyards has been producing a single vineyard Pinot Noir longer than any other winery in the US
The Eyrie Winery is the only winery producing Chardonnay exclusively from the Draper selection of diversified clones.
From the first Eyrie Vineyards has been sustainably farmed, without the use of herbicides , insecticides or systemic fungicides.
49 Acres of organically farmed, unirrigated, and own rooted vines planted.
Today, Eyrie is helmed by Jason Lett, who grew up in the vineyards and winery. He continues his parents’ philosophy of interfering as little as possible with the processes of Mother Nature and encouraging the expression of true varietal flavors.
At Eyrie Vineyards, we have always followed a simple precept: interfere as
little as possible with processes of nature. is is, paradoxically, a complicated
and labor-intensive approach, but we believe it produces the greatest wines.
Each year, using sustainable practices, we strive to grow grapes that express
their fullest and most authentic varietal flavors. In the winery, we take great
care to preserve these flavors in the wines. As a result, the wines of Eyrie
Vineyards are internationally known for their classic elegance and longevity