_Whole-cluster pressed Pinot Noir • Native & indigenous yeast fermentation • Aged in neutral barrel for 8 month • Hovering between red wine and rose • Serve chilled _ // Dear reader, Drew here - This wine is totally a rosé and it's stupidly tasty. I bought three cases for you. We're going to run out. Everyone will be sad when this is gone. It's a gift from the biodynamic heavens. A perfect treat from a terrible year of winemaking in Oregon.
At Evening Land Vineyards, we strive to make wines that reflect the essence of the vineyard from which they come. This is done through highlighting the unique conjunction between a specific place, nature, and a distinct moment in time. We work with one very unique and exceptional vineyard site, Seven Springs Estate, and seek to reflect its greatness in each bottle produced at our hands.
## Stewardship of the Land
Healthy vineyards create thriving ecosystems. In short, when the vines are farmed properly, the organisms that live amongst them — including plants, animals, and human beings — flourish, too.
## Vineyard Sensitivity
After countless years of farming the same site, we’ve found that being in tune with its unique idiosyncrasies is the best way to create terroir-specific wines. We believe that in addition to farming organically, implementing biodynamic principles, and using little to no sulfur, having discernment for vineyard sensitivity is key.
To us, vineyard sensitivity incorporates understanding a site’s unique aspect, altitude, daily amount of sunlight, average annual rainfall, soil pH, row direction, and beyond. At Seven Springs, we’ve learned that our soils have a very high moisture content, despite thriving in a rather hot and sunny climate, due to its composition. Because of the soils’ high clay content, water from spring rainfalls is thus retained within them, eschewing the need for any form of irrigation during the warm summer season.
These complexities – solar radiation, angle of the sun, moisture, wind direction, and beyond – determine our viticultural decisions at Evening Land Vineyards. Organic and biodynamic practices are highly valued, though to us, this is simply scratching the surface. We believe that mastering a deeper overall comprehension of a site is what ultimately leads to better expression of place in the wines it births, which is of course, what we are after.
## Conscientious Farming
At Evening Land, we look at our vineyard sites through the lens of winemaking, and ultimately make viticultural decisions based on what we believe will create the most delicious, complex, and cellar-worthy wines. Organic farming and biodynamic principles are just one of the many foundational building blocks.
## Evening Land Vineyards also holds a LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) certification, which is unique to Oregon State.
LIVE incorporates the health and well-being of Oregon’s aquatic life and food system into its certification, thus entirely bans the use of copper in vineyards – a practice long accepted under organic certification. Our love and respect for LIVE runs deep, as Al McDonald, the original planter of our Seven Springs Vineyard, was one of the founding members of the organization.