Gran Moraine, Willamette Valley
Summary Vineyard Data
AVA:Willamette Valley (Yamhill - Carlton District)
Acres:210 planted (460 gross acres)
Varietals:Pinot Noir (180.7 acres), Chardonnay (29.3 acres)
Climate Data:Region I climate:
• Heat summation: ~2,400 annual degree-days (2003-2004)
• Rainfall: 42 inches average per year
Soils:Sedimentary marine mostly Willakenzie series
Blocks:83 blocks (ranging from 1.0 to 3.5 acres)
Vine Density:2,245 to 2,530 vines per acre on 210 acres
Trellis:Vertical Shoot Positioning                                     
Clones & Rootstocks:
PN clones: Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828
PN rootstocks: Riparia Gloire, 101-14, 3309
CH clones: 76, 95
CH rootstocks: Riparia Gloire, 3309 

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Gran Moraine

[Owner Kendall-Jackson]

(Yamhill-Carlton District)
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Gran Moraine is located in the Yamhill-Carlton district, a highly-regarded AVA in the Willamette Valley and home to many of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. The vineyard estate benefits from several of the distinguishing features of the Yamhill-Carlton District: the cooling effect of ocean breezes through the Van Duzer Corridor, a relatively dry climate due to its location in the rain shadow of the Coastal Range, and the shallow and particularly well-drained Willakenzie series of ocean sediment soils.  Joining the unique terroirs of other AVAs in the Willamette Valley, the Yamhill-Carlton District offers vintners an intriguing array of vineyard choices.
Gran Moraine is LIVE and Salmon Safe Certified