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There is a reason that Pinot Noir from Oregon’s North Willamette Valley captures the hearts and palates of wine lovers worldwide. “The place” respects the demands for elegant Pinot Noir. There is a rich, earthy component that consistently claims its place. At Fiddlehead, we’re often asked “Why an Oregon Pinot when you have Sta Rita Hills?” Clearly, because we love the difference! Kathy has long-standing relationships with the growers of some of the best vineyards in the state and can obtain fruit that others only dream of! We focus our Willamette Valley program on a single vineyard, Alloro, in the Northern part of the AVA.
Alloro Vineyard is located on the southwest slope of the Chehalem Mounains. The Vineyard is planted to Pommard and Dijon clones (114, 115, 667 and 777), on low-vigor rootstocks that are matched to the Laurelwood soil type. Owner David Nemarnik is a most passionate grower who greatly respects our need for quality in the vineyard.
Prior to the establishment of her own winery in Lompoc, for many years Kathy crafted her Oregon Pinot Noirs at Yamhill Valley Vineyards’ winery. She continues to honor those special times by naming our Fiddlehead Willamette Valley cuvée after the sense of place, specifically the Oldsville Road where the winery is located. Hence, our very delicious and completely Oregonian wine is aptly named "Oldsville". And in once-in-while years when a single barrel “speaks” to us, we may bottle it with the more prized “Alloro” designation.
FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS, 1597 E. CHESTNUT AVENUE LOMPOC, CA 93436 Call or email to request private tasting appointments and to coordinate wine pick-ups. 1 805.735.7728 (weekdays only) firstname.lastname@example.org