Anderson family winery: where vines grow on steep slopes
Anderson family vineyard has been around for decades planting wine grapes, supplying them to wineries, and handcrafting wine creations of their own. For years, the family has been grooming their vines planting them on steep slopes allowing them to grow deeper roots and in turn delivering a wine with intense engraved flavors.
Already the third generation is operating
Anderson family firmly believes that the vines that grow on dry feet produce the finest wines in the world. And for so, they scour around the properties back in the ‘80s’ in search of the ideal site for their vines. In 1989, Cliff and Allison Anderson found their 20-acre ancient basalt – the steep massif covered with broken stones – in Dundee Hills where they have been planting their vines for the last thirty years. A few years later in 1992, Jack Meyers, one of the Oregon wine pioneers, lent his hand in helping Cliff and Allison set up their vineyard. As of now, Cliff and Allison, the third-generation organic growers, farms their vines of Pinot noir and Chardonnay on their rocky slopes with experience of over two decades.
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The hand-picked grapes from the vines are supplied to several winery partners and bottled separately. The Anderson family wines are created hands-on in small batches and then hand bottled. These wines are crafted with native yeast in small lots slowly depended on gravity. The wines are then aged in their cool cave.
After all, their wines – both red and white – are packed with layers of vintage flavors followed by a hint of spices