ArborBrook Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Laurent Montalieu
Careful attention to every detail from the vine and into the bottle is crucial. We are fortunate to have an outstanding team that works with us to produce the finest quality wines possible. Our vineyard is farmed meticulously throughout the growing year by best-in-class Results Partners. And we are pleased to have French-trained Laurent Montalieu as our consulting winemaker. Laurent is also involved in monitoring the development and maturity of the fruit throughout the growing season. Once harvested, our fruit is processed at one of the leading winery facilities in the country. Northwest Wine Company, located in McMinnville, Oregon, is home to the finest industry equipment available. ArborBrook benefits from the use of this operation to make our quality wines.
Annual Production: 1,200 cases
ArborBrook is located within the Chehalem Mountains AVA and borders the Ribbon Ridge AVA. The vineyard is at an elevation of approximately 400 feet and is blessed with primarily rich Dupree sedimentary soils. Exposure varies, but is primarily southeastern and eastern in orientation. The first block of five acres was planted in 2001 and is entirely Dijon clone 777, a high-quality clone of the Pinot Noir grape that is known to produce fine wines with strong flavor and character. Our Harvest 2006 was superb!
The second five-acre block was planted in early Spring 2006 and contains the Dijon clone 115 and Pommard, an Old World clone. ArborBrook is dry farmed, promoting deeper root growth and complexity in the flavors of our wine. Deep-growing plants interact with the microbes in the soil, absorbing nutrients and minerals that contribute to this increased complexity.
The unique terroir of ArborBrook created through the combination of location, climate, soil structure, and many other important factors, truly makes this a special place with special wines.
In addition to growing all of our Estate Pinot Noir grapes, we have secured outstanding fruit from the ANA Vineyard (formerly the Webber Vineyard) to make our premium Dundee Hills Pinot Gris.
Lastly, our late-harvest Semillon comes from the Klipsun Vineyards in the Red Mountain viticultural area of eastern Washington. Klipsun has been recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the "25 Great Vineyards in the World."
Grape Varieties Planted