In the foothills of the coastal mountains near McMinnville, OR lies the historic Hyland vineyard. The 100 acre vineyard was originally planted in 1971, just five years after the first Pinot Noir was planted in the Willamette Valley by pioneer wine grower David Lett. Geologically and climatically similar to the growing conditions of the Sonoma Coastal region of California, this area benefits in the summer growing season from the influence of cool maritime air that accesses the Willamette Valley through the Van Duzer corridor, a gap in the otherwise uninterrupted coastal mountain range.
Planted by four families (the Kreimeyers, Markleys,Welches, and Trenhailes) and managed by Jack Trehaile until 2007, Hyland vineyard fruit has, for decades, produced many of the top scoring wines from benchmark producers Andrew Rich, Belle Ponte, Sokol Blosser, Meriwether, Rex Hill, Torii Mor, Lange, Erath, Auteur, Coeur de Terre, Solena, Bergström, Sokol Blosser, and others.
Hyland acquired by current Owners
In May of 2007 the Hyland vineyard was acquired by Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu in partnership with their NW Wine Company co-founder John Niemeyer, an experienced Oregon Real estate developer. The new owners are working with viticulturist Joel Meyers to optimize the existing vineyard quality, and manage additional plantings in an expansion of the vineyard estate. The addition of Hyland Vineyard to this dynamic partnership’s other McMinnville based enterprises (Oregon Wine Services, NW Wine Company, NW Wine Bar, and Domaine Danielle Laurent) presents a unique, vertically integrated company covering all aspects of wine production from soils to sales.
Hyland Vineyard Estates – A new concept in Vineyard Ownership
The Hyland Vineyard, which dates nearly to the beginning of Oregon’s young winemaking history, is getting ready to unveil a new chapter in the increasingly captivating story of Oregon’s premier wine properties. Hyland Vineyard Estates is a master planned development which will be the first in Oregon to make available legacy vineyard parcels packaged with established vineyard management, custom-crush wine making options, and an income stream from long term vineyard leases that will continue to supply fruit to the very wine makers that have helped establish the reputation of this renowned vineyard.
The 154 acre Hyland property will be divided into nine vineyard parcels, and enclosed within an exclusive, hilltop community. Sites will range from 10.6 acres to 20.6 acres. There will be exclusive access through a private, gated entrance, all roads within the development will be paved, and CC&Rs will assure the quality and serenity of the new community. Several of the sites will have Cascade Mountain views, and all have expansive southern views of the Willamette Valley, and surrounding vineyards.
Bringing wine growers together with wine lovers, Hyland Vineyard Estates will be a place that families can watch the growing season progress from bud break to bloom, and on to veraison and harvest; observe the vineron’s traditional cultivation of the vineyard; and share, with family and friends, the finished wines from their very own vineyard as they enjoy an Oregon wine grower’s life style.