- Vineyard Acreage: 25
- Total Acreage: 127
- Price: $2,200,000
- Aspect: South & Southwest
- Elevation: 250'-390'
- Soils: Willakenzie, Hazelair & Helvatia
- Location: Willamette Valley AVA - Monmouth
Vineyard Acreage: 25 planted (40 additional plantable)
Total Acreage: 127
Aspect: South and Southwest
Soils: Willakenzie, Haelair & Helvatia
Location: WIllamette Valley AVA, (Monmouth, OR Heart of Willamette Wineries member)
Emerson Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA. Set on 127 picturesque acres in the low rolling hills of the Oregon Coast Range, the property includes a winery and tasting room building, residence with detached garage, shop/barn and barrel room building with art studio. The property is outside of Monmouth, OR and south of the newly established Van Duzer Corridor AVA.
Twenty-five acres are currently under vine at the northeast end of the property. Emerson Vineyards has been a Pinot Noir estate since its inception in 2002; almost 20 acres are planted to Pommard, Dijon, and Mariafeld clones of this noble grape variety. The remaining acreage is comprised of experimental plots including Viognier and Marechal Foch plus French-American hybrids Baco Noir, Leon Millot, and Oberlin Noir. The trellising of the vines is vertical shoot position (V.S.P). The spacing is two meters between rows and one meter between plants. Though the emphasis will always be on Pinot Noir at Emerson Vineyards, aromatic white wines, rosé and a popular blended red table wine from estate fruit are also in production.
At Emerson Vineyards, the spray program is exclusively organic. The owners do all that they can to minimize the impact that farming has on the land. At every step of the process from farming to winemaking decisions ecologically sound decisions help not only the vineyard and surrounding environs but the wines themselves. Some examples of these decisions beyond the organic spray program are carefully-selected cover crops between the rows, use of the spent-grape-skin “pomace” as fertilizer and ground cover in the vineyards and dry-farming the vines.
Winery / Tasting Room:
The large 4,800 sq. ft. (40’x120′) free span metal building with heavy-duty overhead crane offers flexibility and versatility throughout the winemaking calendar. The open layout offers endless configuration possibilities making the transitions from harvest to fermentation, fermentation to barrel/tank and finally barrel/tank to bottling line easy without having to shuffle equipment and wine unnecessarily. Wine tastings and sales take place within the winery building, giving visitors the opportunity to tour the facility and peak behind the scenes of the winemaking process.
The 1,729 sq. ft. ranch-style home, built in 1959, offers easy one-level living with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It sits on rise facing the South Salem hills to the east. There is a 2-car detached garage adjacent to the home.
Across the parking lot from the winery/tasting room is a large barn/shop building that is approximately 4,400 sq. ft. The attached deck is a great place for visitors to take in the valley view and enjoy a glass of wine. The building itself is primarily used for vehicles and vineyard equipment storage. Behind the barn/shop is the barrel room building, which is approximately 2,820 sq. ft. and includes an art studio.
Emerson Vineyard’s Brand and History:
Since its inceptions in 2002, Emerson Vineyards has been a family operation focused on producing exceptional Pinot Noir sustainably. Owners Tom and Jane Johns have lived on the estate at Emerson Vineyards since 2001. Tom and Jane are the business and marketing department at Emerson Vineyards. Tom’s grandfather, Emerson Waldo Fisher, is the namesake of our winery. Emerson was a creative, devoted, and ingenious man who continues to be an inspiration to his family long since his passing. While it holds personal significance to the family, the beauty of the Emerson Vineyards brand is its universal appeal with captivating and colorful labels with a nod to one of America’s greatest authors and philosophers in the name.
Tom and Jane’s son Elliott Johns is the winemaker and vineyard manager. Born in Corvallis, he is a graduate of Oregon State University’s Fermentation Science program. Elliott has worked with Elk Cove Vineyards outside of Gaston, OR and Chard Farm Winery in New Zealand.
The winemaking philosophy is vineyard-centered, adhering to the belief that the key to world-class wines is not winery magic—it’s beautiful, carefully farmed grapes grown in the best possible conditions. The goal is to grow the best fruit possible at which point the wines almost make themselves. You won’t find overly extracted, oaky wines at Emerson Vineyards. We believe that the best winemaking style is one that showcases the natural flavors of the grapes and the environs they are grown in— to that end we carefully monitor extraction and aging to make the most elegant wines possible.
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