In the 1850s, prospectors discovered gold in the southern region of what was then the Oregon Territory. From the moment gold was struck, the Oregon Territory was in the midst of a gold rush. A miner was traveling from Southern Oregon to sell his gold in Portland. He made the fateful decision to stop for the night, and set up camp at the top of what is now known as Ghost Hill. At the time, the hill was heavily wooded, making it an ideal place to camp in peace. However, during the night, someone snuck into his camp with thievery on their mind. During the robbery, the miner was killed, his horse mortally injured, and his hard-earned poke of gold was stolen. To this day, the miner is said to wander the hill looking for his stolen gold and to right the wrongs that befell him that night.
While the miner never recovered his treasure, we have struck gold with our Pinot Noirs.