Keeler Estate Vineyard

About

Our wines express the purity of our unique vineyard site where we implement biodynamic farming practices.

Location Description

Located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, with the snow capped Cascade Mountains to the East and the spectacular Coast of the Pacific Ocean to the West.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 30

History

Our story begins in 1989 when Craig and Gabriele Keeler were searching for properties to begin a new chapter in their lives and decided to take a walk through a picturesque hillside in Amity, Oregon. When Gabriele saw, on this long time abandoned, over grown with blackberries piece of land, the view to the south with views of Mary's Peak and Oregon's coastal mountains she grabbed Craig's hand and said "CK, this is the place!". In 1990 the Keeler family moved to their 200 acre property and through many years of hard work they transformed what was once fields of blackberry's, rocky terrain and dilapidated structures to what is today; a home and Keeler Estate Vineyard. It's a truly magical place consisting of a thriving biodynamic vineyard, gardens, forest, lakes, streams, acres of landscaping and plenty room for entertaining. You'll not want to miss an opportunity to visit.

Practices & Techniques

The vineyard is certified Demeter Biodynamic, Stellar Organic, LIVE and Salmon Safe.

Polyculture farming is applied to mimic the kind of functioning you see in a natural ecosystem by diverse plant and management techniques to produce the best products possible in an environmentally sound way for our customers.

We care for our natural areas, insectaries, fruit trees, gardens and encourage wildlife activity. One example would be the colorful perches we built throughout our vineyard for owls and hawks. Goodbye voles.

Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture:

Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced ecosystem that generates health and fertility within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm , enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. Biodynamic practitioners recognize and strive to work in cooperation with the subtle influences of the wider cosmos on soil, plant and animal health. While we do not need the bees for pollination in the vineyard because grape plants are self pollinated from wind and gravity, we need them on the rest of our land. There are lots of blooming plants and trees where the bees collect their pollen and the end product is not only a healthy environment but a tasty jar full of golden honey, the end product of our Bees hard work.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The vineyard is part of the Eola-Amity AVA (American Viticultural Area), a wine region blessed with the cooling afternoon Van Duzer Winds from the ocean during the warm ripening season. This helps retain good acidity and balance in the fruit we grow in the volcanic, shallow soils of the area.

Our planted hillside ranges from 230' to 500' in elevation with much more property to be developed. We have planted grafted ENTAV-INRA® certified clones.

Pinot Noir clones 667, 777, 115, 943, Pommard 04, 05 and Wädenswil.
Chardonnay clones 44, 75, 76 and 95.
Pinot Gris clones 04 and 52.
in honor of Gabriele's German heritage we have planted Riesling ENTAV-INRA® 49

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Hours

Thursday-Sun, 11am to 5pm

Address

5100 SE Rice Ln
Amity, Oregon 97101
United States

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