Zena East & West, Willamette Valley
Summary Vineyard Data
AVA:Willamette Valley (Eola Hills)
Property Location:5265 Zena Road NW, Salem, Oregon
Acres:44.0 planted (65 gross acres)
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Climate Data:Region I climate:
• Heat summation: ~2,200 average degree-days
• Rainfall: 44 inches average per year
Soils:Volcanic mostly Nekia series
Blocks:16 blocks (ranging from 1.1 to 4.2 acres)
Vine Density:2,530 vines per acre (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ ft.) on 63.5 acres
Trellis:Vertical Shoot Positioning                                  
Clones & Rootstocks:PN clones: 115, 667, 777
PN rootstock: Riparia Gloire
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East Zena

WILLAMETTE VALLEY (Eola Hills)
Pinot Noir

East Zena vineyard is located towards the southern end of the Eola Hills, which is in final review for approval as an official AVA and located within the Willamette Valley, home to many of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir vineyards. During the growing season, ocean breezes push through the Van Duzer Corridor in the Coastal Range maintaining a consistently cool climate that is the hallmark of all great Pinot Noir winegrowing regions. This climate, combined with the shallow, well-drained volcanic soils of the Nekia series that dominate this area, are the primary reasons the Eola Hills is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting winegrowing regions.