Corrine vineyard (formerly known as Olenik vineyard) is one of our nearby neighbors, just west of us in the Chehalem Mountains AVA above Newberg.
Originally planted in the late 1980s by the owners of Rex Hill, the vineyard has multiple soil personalities, with both volcanic and sedimentary soils within a small space of just 30 or so acres.
It’s adjacent to the famed Lia’s vineyard, but at 300-450 feet elevation, is right on the transition from the volcanic clay (as in Lia’s) and the alluvial soils that emerge at lower elevations and produce a darker, deeper, more masculine style of wine.
We’ve been receiving fruit from Corrine for over a decade, beginning with the previous vineyard owner John Olenik. We often make single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this site. All of those rocks lend lovely structure to the wines.
We are currently offering our 2016 Olenik Vineyard Pinot Noir, made from the Corrine vineyard in one single Pommard barrel and our 2018 Olenik Vineyard Chardonnay. These wines are available on our online store and through our tasting room as well.