|3635 Bethel Heights Road NW|
Salem, OR 97304
Bjornson Vineyard, comprised of fifteen acres of Pinot noir vines, is part of a scenic 107-acre parcel of land, nestled in the heart of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Our priorities are simple: care for the land, make exceptional wine and enjoy life's journey. We support these goals by employing Certified-Sustainable farming practices to promote ecological balance in the vineyard, surrounding creeks and ultimately our wine. A 10 kW wind turbine supplies electricity for Bjornson Vineyard. We invite you to visit us and share in the fruit of our journey.
Tasting Room Hours:
Tasting welcome by appointment
Pattie and Mark Bjornson
Clarke Vineyard Management
2009 - released, Thanksgiving 2010!
Kristjan's Block - 8 acres, planted 2006
Hunter's Block - 4.0 acres, planted 2009
Claire's Block - 3.0 acres, planted 2009
Pinot noir - Pommard and Dijon 777 clones, newer plantings include Dijon 115, 667, and Wadenswil clones.
Elevation, Exposure and Soil Profile:
The initial eight-acre block is a southwest facing slope ranging from 465 - 530 feet in elevation, and is composed of Nekia and Jory soil types. We planted another seven acres in the fall of 2009, and expect to plant a total of 30 acres over the next several years. The remainder of the 107 acres will be maintained as forests, creeks and riparian areas.
Viticulture Philosophies and Practices:
"Balance" sums up our viticulture philosophy at Bjornson Vineyard, and we support this charge by employing sustainable farming practices that promote and protect the natural ecosystem in the vineyard, as well as in the surrounding woodlands and watersheds. Bjornson Vineyard is certified by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology, Inc.) and Salmon Safe.