At Maysara Winery we practice holistic farming, employing practices from both organic and BiodynamicÂ® agriculture. By using such methods we not only believe that we are enhancing the ecology of our land, but also growing the best grapes possible.
We believe that healthy soil and healthy vines will produce superior grapes, without the need for man-made chemicals and poisons. Our quality shows in the dedication of our grape buyers year after year, and the wines produced with Momtazi grapes, which are often the best of their vintage. The consistent high quality of the wines made from Momtazi Vineyard grapes leads us to believe that our dedication to the terroir and our natural farming techniques is working
The McMinnville AVA sits due west of Yamhill County's wine country home, McMinnville. It extends approximately 20 miles south-southwest toward the mouth of the Van Duzer corridor, Oregon's lowest coast range pass to the Pacific Ocean. The AVA is a blend of geo-climatic factors that make it unique among Yamhill County's AVAs. Specifically, the area encompasses the land above 200 feet and below 1000 feet in elevation on the east and southeast slopes of the foothills of the Coast-range Mountains. Geologically, this region is dramatically different in soil profile from the other AVAs in the Willamette Valley. The soils are primarily uplifted marine sedimentary loams and silts, with alluvial overlays. Beneath is a base of the uplifting basalt. Clay and silt loams average 20-40 inches in depth before reaching harder rock and compressed sediments, shot with basalt pebbles and stone. The uniqueness of the soils for winegrowing is in the 20 to 40 inch depth.
Of the greatest note is the flavor qualities of the Pinot noirs from these soils are highly pigmented, with a strong backbone of tannin and acidity and a massive palate of black fruit, spice, and earthy flavors.