Wildlife at Elk Cove
The wildlife that calls the forests around our vineyards home is part of why we consider ourselves stewards of the land. Because our vineyards are on steep slopes, the surrounding gullies and canyons are even steeper. To prevent erosion and protect wildlife, we keep these areas forested and wild. In fact of a total of 185 acres at our Estate Vineyard, only 55 are planted with winegrapes and we’ve set aside over 100 acres as wild space.
Our proximity to the wilds of the Oregon Coast Range means we get a great variety of wildlife. Some are just passing through and others make this their home. This year staff have spotted: