About Secret House Vineyards Winery:
Secret House Vineyards were initially planted in 1972 to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. The Pommard and Wadenswil Pinot Noir clones do especially well in the gentle coast range of the Southern Willamette Valley, adding to the rich complexity of the excellent Pinot Noir produced by Secret House. The vineyard is planted on Salkum Silt soil at an elevation of 350 feet. The clay based soil and cool climate, being only 44 miles from the Pacific Ocean, result in low vigor and late ripening. The nature of the growing site and soil conditions necessitate yields of one and a half tons to two tons per acre to achieve a fully mature crop with rich Pinot Noir flavors.
Ron and Patricia Chappel established the current winery in 1991. A small family operated winery, Secret House produces premium award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, as well as methode champenoise sparkling wines. Produced in small lots, we strive for a varietal character, which delivers a full and exciting taste experience. The vineyard itself has a special character from the terroir (the "earth") that makes the Secret House wines unique.