Mount Richmond Vineyard sits on marine sediment soil (Willakenzie) in the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains.  In the heart of the Yamhill Carlton AVA, this land was purchased in 1996 as a partnership between winemaker Adam Campbell, his wife Carrie Godlee-Campbell, and Elk Cove founders Pat and Joe Campbell.

Mount Richmond was designed to emulate the wine quality of our Roosevelt Vineyard.  The vines were planted in a high-density format using cuttings of Pommard clone Pinot Noir taken directly from that esteemed block.  An elevation of just 300 feet allows for earlier ripening, which protects us from weather events.  This also lengthens the harvest season, bringing out different flavor components compared to our higher elevation Estate Vineyard.

With a total of 130 planted acres, Mount Richmond is the largest vineyard holding of Elk Cove.  Several of the high-density blocks are newer (2009-2013) and now include the Dijon Clones (777 & 115).  Already producing outstanding single vineyard Pinot Noirs, this vineyard will continue to develop its full potential in years to come.

 

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