Vineyard Overview

  • Year planted: 2006
  • AVA: Ribbon Ridge
  • Soil type: marine sediments on Shale and Siltstone
  • Elevation: 385-400
  • Acres: 16
  • Varietals planted: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Farming style:  0% conventional, non-certified BD/regenerative-ecological since inception

The Meadow on the Hill

Le Pré du Col welcomes you as the gateway to the prestigious Ribbon Ridge AVA. This narrow, ancient, oceanic hillside has birthed some of Oregon’s most exceptional wines, drawn from its 60-million-year-old sandy sea-beds.

A Uniquely Oregon Divide

Le Pré du Col’s Northern and Southern Fields are gracefully divided by a majestic stand of old-growth Douglas Fir trees. The sandy soils, ranging from blonde to khaki and even white, rest atop shale and siltstone.

Pinot Noir: A Unique Umami Character

A compelling Matsutake and savory forest floor intrigue defines Pinot Noir from Le Pré du Col. Aromatics of Chinese five spice, rare woods, incense, and red and blue fruits intertwined with a silky texture and age-worthy structure. Patience reveals nuances of flowers, cinnamon spice, and more.

Chardonnay: Oceanic Elegance

Le Pré du Col’s Chardonnays offer saline-driven aromas of sea spray and struck flint intertwined with citrus rind, graham cracker, and sweet spices. A generous texture balances the mineral and salty-sweet skeletal structure, creating a harmonious and lively profile.

Bergstroms at Plaze del Toro
Father and son picking pinot noir.