Stoller Vineyards is our newest, and therefore most viticulturally advanced, of our three estate vineyards. A south-sloping, 175-acre vineyard on a 373-acre parcel, Stoller Vineyards commands a dominating view of the southern end of the Red Hills of Dundee.
Stoller Vineyards is planted to jory soil, with a touch of Nekia, which are both red volcanic soil types. Jory is moderate to deep in soil depth and water retention, with moderate to rich fertility. A warm site, it is early ripening and, with dense plantings, requires irrigation.
Wine characteristics in Pinot noir for Jory and Nekia soils are straight-down-the-middle red to black cherry fruits with round, soft flavors, very much in a Volnay or Pommard style, with intense offerings bordering on earth and chocolate overtones. Our first commercial release from Stoller Vineyards was in 1997.
The vineyard is planted to 110 acres Pinot Noir (70% Dijon, 25% Pommard, 5% Wädenswil), 52 Acres Chardonnay (100% Dijon), 10 acres Pinot Gris, 1.5 acres Pinot Blanc, and 1.5 acres Riesling.