Hanson Vineyards, a Small Family Owned Winery
Hanson Vineyards is a small family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley. The fourth generation is currently running operations as you will see them working throughout the estate. Clark and Jason run wine production and Marlene is generally tending to the vegetables and fruits in their gardens.
Hanson Vineyards uses estate-grown grapes in their wines produced with low-input viticultural and sustainable farming methods.
The Farm and Vines
Hanson owns vineyards in two different locations. The first, the family farm, currently has nine and a half acres under vine. The temperature, rainfall, and soils are perfect in the region for the cultivation of crisp, clean Oregon fruit. The second vineyard location is the Aamodt Block planted in the 1980s. Aamodt Dairy, an organic dairy farm, surrounds these vines and has been in operation through several generations in the valley. The vineyards at Aamodt were in total disarray until Hanson Vineyards took over, their workers filled in the empty spaces and rejuvenated older vines.
Grape Varieties and Vineyard Work
Hanson Vineyards grows Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gamay, and Gewurztraminer. The best grapes go into the production of their world-famous red, white, and rosé wines. It is an essential part of their winemaking to take excellent care of the vines to produce exquisite wines. Vineyard workers harvest the grapes at Hanson Vineyards at peak ripeness and craft some of Oregon’s finest. No additional chemicals or other substances are used in the winemaking process, the wines are crafted naturally.