|18000 SE Walnut Hill Road |
Dayton, OR 97114
McLain Vineyards is a 12-acre vineyard on 52 acres of eastern slopes of Walnut Hill, about five miles east of Amity in the newly-formed Eola-Amity Hills AVA, and just north of Walnut Hill Road. It was planted in stages from 1997-2000. McLain Vineyards is owned by Mike and Karen McLain and Merv Anthony, owners of Springhill Cellars winery in Albany, OR. Until 2011, the vineyard is leased to St. Joseph Orchard, via Walnut City Wineworks.
Tasting Room Hours:
Sorry, no tasting room at McLain Vineyard, however come visit us on Weekends 1-5 p.m., from May - November at
2920 NW Scenic Drive
Albany, OR 97321
Mike and Karen McLain and Merv Anthony, Karen's father.
The vineyard was planted by the current owners along with John Davidson, one of the original owners.
Mike McLain, 541-979-7597
St. Joseph Orchard
5.36 acres Dijon 115 Pinot noir
5.09 acres Pommard Pinot noir
1.49 acres Pinot gris
Planted in 1998 and 2000
Elevation, Exposure and Soil Profile:
East slope from 220-330' elevation, with Woodburn series soils on the lower slopes transitioning to Nekia and Yamhill on the upper slope.
Viticulture and Winemaking Philosophies:
Grow the best grapes we can.