The story of
DOMAINE 524 & PROPHET VINEYARD
The estate arose out of a love for pinot noir and the special characteristics of the Willamette Valley. We searched for a property that embodied the qualities we thought essential to create exceptional wines. After narrowing our search to the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, we stumbled across a twenty-five acre parcel in forest deferral. It had an incredible mix of soils, the perfect elevation and slopes, and was just waiting to reveal its promise. It was also located within steps of some of the most respected vineyards in the entire valley.
We began by clearing the areas that were most attractive for vineyard planting, but made sure to leave as much of the natural beauty and wildlife habitat as possible. Those restrictions limited us to eleven net acres of vines, but ensured that we would minimally disturb our natural surroundings. We are very happy about the balance we have created between vineyard and nature corridor.
One of the wonderful things about the Willamette Valley is the collegial atmosphere within the wine community. Consequently, our plantings were the result of numerous conversations with many of Oregon’s leading viticulturists and we willingly drew on their experiences. We are thrilled with the results and cannot wait for you to try our wines.
- 25 acres, 11 net planted
- Soil type
- A mixture of volcanic and marine sedimentary soils
- Pinot Noir, multiple clones
- LIVE certified and sustainably farmed
The five major soils are Chehulpum, Steiwer, Rittner, Nekia and Jory.
We enjoy a maritime climate. Warm summers with cool evenings, and mild winters.
We have one acre blocks of 115, 943, 777, 828, Mt. Eden, Calera, Swan, Pommard, Coury, and Wadenswil, and a 13 clone mixed block.
Prophet Vineyard has South, Southwest and Southeast orientations.
Our elevations range from 440 feet to 615 feet on southern facing hills.
Domaine 524 wines are created at Lingua Franca and Johan wineries.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Prophet Vineyard is located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley. We are under an hour’s drive south of Portland and just northwest of Salem. The vineyard is on Bethel Heights Road NW across the street from both Temperance Hill and Bethel Heights vineyards.