Nestled in heart of the Amity Hills, the relatively young vines of Patty and Mark Bjornson’s namesake vineyard are in acclaimed company. And while Bjornson is surrounded by some vines of legend, their product is equally regarded. And well deserved. Their meticulously managed, LIVE-certified sustainable operation tends to be our most fruit-forward source for Haden Fig while capturing every bit of the liveliness found in the Amity Hills. I’d stumbled upon Bjornson during a barrel-tasting a friend’s place in 2009? and ever since, have made it a point to purchase fruit from Mark and Patty for Haden Fig’s Bjornson designate Pinot.
VINEYARD SPECS: Bjornson Vineyard
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Owner: Pattie and Mark Björnson | Vineyard manager: Jessica Cortel
Vineyard size: 27.8 acres (6 blocks) | Property size: 107 acres total
Soil: Nekia, Jory, Witzel | Elevation: 440 to 560 ft.
Vine age: Planted 2006-2012 | Clones: Pommard, Wadenswil, Auxerrois, 777, 76, 115, 667, and 4407
Certification(s): LIVE Sustainable