Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon AVA
Mount Pisgah in Polk County is situated with an excellent combination of grape-growing conditions that produce some of Oregon’s finest grapes. The mountain was formed 65 million years ago as a sea floor volcano, and has since been covered by marine sediment and pushed up out of the ocean. This unique geology allows the grapes to develop a deep complexity in their shallow soils.
The pioneering work of the Freedom Hill Vineyard enabled 10 other vineyards to spring up in the past 40 years, taking advantage of the warmth near the Willamette, the mild influence of the Van Duzer winds, and the rain shadow of Laurel Mountain to the west. It is the Valley’s second smallest AVA but one of its most densely planted. Mt. Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon is an idyllic escape from the well-worn paths of Oregon’s wine country.
Established: June 3, 2022
Tasting Rooms: 3
Total Area: 5,530 acres
Planted Area: 684 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo