The Evening Land is a mythical Greek garden where the fruits of immortality grew, tethered to the setting sun on the western rim of the world, just beyond the reach of mortals. Founded in 2005, Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard produces wine from the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon, the Côte d’Or in Burgundy and the Sonoma Coast in California.
Seven Springs Vineyard is situated in the southeastern Eola-Amity Hills. Initially planted to 65 acres in the early 1980s, today the vineyard is home to ~90 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and – to a smaller scale – Gamay Noir. A majority of the vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir and consists of several different grape clones well-suited to the climate, including: Calera, Pommard, Swan and Mt. Eden. Having historically produced some of the finest grapes in America, Seven Springs was selected as one of the top 10 vineyards in America by Food and Wine Magazine. The Pacific Ocean breeze, volcanic soil, eastern exposure, and high elevation contribute to the natural preservation of the grapes’ acidity and enrich the wines with elegant flavors and minerality. The most prevalent soil type at Seven Springs is the iron-rich, volcanic soil known as Jory – it is well-drained, having formed from deposits of igneous rock – with just a thin layer of top soil right along the volcanic flow line. Since Evening Land began farming the property in 2007, the vineyard has been LIVE certified and fully converted to organic and biodynamic farming practices.