Excellent wine starts with an excellent vineyard. The beautiful rolling hills made up of sedimentary Willakenzie series soils are perfect for the propagation of the hard to grow, but very rewarding, Pinot Noir grapes. We strive to produce delicious, elegant wines from the grapes grown in our estate vineyard.
The Bayliss-Bower Vineyard is part of the family's 234 acre section of land in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, owned since 1906. The first vines were planted in 1999. Currently, all 16 acres of vines are Pinot Noir of the Pommard, Wadenswil, and Dijon, 777, 114, and 115 clones. The vineyard has been managed by Buddy Beck of Advanced Vineyard Systems, Inc. from the beginning. One hundred percent of the fruit used to produce the wines for Ghost Hill Cellars comes from the estate vineyard. We only use half of our grapes, the other half of our grapes are sold to local wineries.
Ghost Hill Cellars is LIVE (Low Input Vineyard and Enology) certified. LIVE is an internationally recognized standard for sustainable viticulture practices in wine grape production. Ghost Hill Cellars is also SALMON-SAFE, dedicated to restoring and maintaining healthy watersheds.