The 279-acre Roserock estate sits on a south-facing ridge in the southern Eola-Amity Hills AVA.
This sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley has become synonymous with expressive, evocative, world-class wines. An idyllic setting, the property includes 122 acres of vines as well as stands of ancient white oak trees, a pond fed by Brush College Creek, and meadow hemmed in by evergreens. Here, just 25 miles south of sister estate Domaine Drouhin Oregon, a markedly unique climate and soil profile create the ideal growing conditions for cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Roses are fleeting expressions of beauty, while rocks evoke strength and permanence. Roserock Vineyard is already living up to its name, producing wines of grace that are delicious upon release but have the potential for outstanding longevity.
During the warm growing season, ocean breezes funneled through Oregon’s Coast Range blow along the Van Duzer Corridor every evening, chilling this part of the Eola-Amity Hills more than ten degrees cooler than northern Willamette Valley sub-appellations. These maritime winds make for fruit that’s lively with acidity and distinct in its freshness of flavor.
Time transformed ancient lava flows into the volcanic basalt soil at Roserock. Shallow, rocky, and well-drained, it builds extraordinary depth of flavor into wine. The 111 acres of Pinot Noir vines at Roserock are divided into 35 distinct blocks, while 11 planted acres of Chardonnay occupies three blocks. Partitioning the vineyard into smaller sections allows for a deeper understanding of the essential nature of each row of vines according to slight variations in soil consistency, angle, and aspect.
As a testament to the Drouhin family’s commitment to sustainable viticulture that supports soil health and biodiversity, the property is LIVE certified. LIVE (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) meets strict international standards for environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing.