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Freja Vineyards are located on the Chehalem Mountains in the North Willamette Valley.
The Pinot Noir vines are on a very steep slope at 800-700 ft elevation facing south-southwest with the soil type of Laurelwood. The Laurelwood series is a well-drained reddish silt loam loess deposits reaching a depth of 30 feet left behind by the missoula floods at the end of the ice age.
The current production acreage was established in 1988 with both Wadensville (50%), 777(25%) and Pommard (25%) Pinot Noir clones. Under Freja management, an adjacent property, the Hughes vineyard, has begun producing high quality fruit(115) for the winery.
The vineyards are managed using sensible viticulture practices.
Freja Cellars is dedicated to the pursuit of producing artisan Pinot Noir wines of the highest quality made from our own sustainably farmed estate vineyards. Our wines are made in the classic Burgundian style.
It has been stated many times before but especially true with Pinot Noir, ninety percent of the wine characteristics are produced out in the vineyard as opposed to in the winery. With this philosophy in mind, the fruit receives minimal handling in the winery and gravity is used to move the wine in most of the processing.
Freja wines exhibit distinctly Oregon characteristics but best resemble the Cote de Beaune Burgundies, Volnay serving as our benchmark. Freja Pinots tend to be elegant wines with good color, medium body and a silky-smooth, long finish. Great Pinot Noir wines historically come from very small producers.
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Region||Willamette Valley, OR|
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