It's all about the dirt
Stardance Vineyards was planted in 2003 on a mainly east facing slope in the Yamhill/Carlton AVA. The elevation goes from 550' to 300' above sea level. It's a steep slope. We farm with a crawler tractor that we've named Millie, short for millipede. The soil is peavine. Not the best soil for some agricultural ventures, but Pinot Noir likes a challenge. The silty clay soil has good drainage. Our roots go quite deep. We are non irrigated and own rooted. Our decision to go with own rooted plants was risky, but we believe that having the root stock and the stems and leaves on the same dance card makes for the best wine in the long run. Our Pommard clones produce a rich fruit with strong acidity and a lovely aromatic fruit flavor.