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Lichtenwalter Vineyard

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Visiting the Winery/Vineyard 17895 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg, OR 97132
Tasting Room Hours By appointment only

Located at 17895 NE Ribbon Ridge Road our vineyard has a blend of sedimentary soils dominated by the Willakenzie series. Willakenzie soils have an excellent reputation for producing high quality wine grapes. The site also contains Wellsdale-Sitton, Windy Gap and Bellpine/Rickreall soils. The vineyard is farmed using sustainable practices with vines trained on a vertical trellis system. Vine rows are oriented north/south to capture the best sun exposure. The plantings are on rolling Southwesterly facing slopes. The vineyard elevations range from 400 to 500 foot. The vines are spaced 4 foot by 7 foot for a total of 1,550 plants per acre. The vineyard is not irrigated and planted on grafted root stock.

Year Planted, Varieties and Acres Planted:

Block 1 is a ½ acre field blend of 7 different clones = Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777 planted in 2006.

Block 2 consists of 1 acre of Dijon 114, 1.4 acres of Dijon 115 and 1 acre of Pommard that has been terraced planted in 2007.

Block 3 started with 2 acres of Pommard planted in 2008 and was completed with 1 additional acre of Pommard planted in 2009.

Block 4 consists of 2 acres of Dijon 777 and 1 acre of Wadenswil planted in 2012. An additional 1.2 acre of Wadenswil is scheduled for planting in Block 4 in the Spring of 2016.

There are approximately 5 acres remaining to planted.

Proprietor Cay and Michael Lichtenwalter
GPS Coordinates 45 20’45” N 123 4”32” W 520 ft elevation