Hiyu Wine Farm Box I

Hiyu is a 30 acre farm in the Hood River Valley. The vines are planted in silt loam over basalt on a southeast facing hillside above the Hood River. The site lies just 22 miles from the summit of Mt. Hood and the wines are shaped by the weather from the mountain. The place is closest in climate to winegrowing areas in the Alps; the Savoie, Valais and Valle d’Aosta.

The property is composed of 14 acres of vines, 4 acres of field and pasture, .5 acres of market garden, 4 acres of forest and a pond. The rest of the acreage is in grounds that are being moved toward food forests. Outside a little work beneath the vines with a scythe, there is no mowing or tilling and any control of vegetation is done by the pigs, cows, chicken, ducks and geese that live with the vines during different parts of the year. We've created a mixed case of 6 different wines (well five wines + one cider) from Hiyu, and each one is as unique as the next!

Hiyu Corvus 2016Corvus is a one acre parcel in the “Field of the Stars” co-planted to Mencia, Cabernet Franc, Abouriou and Brancellao. It’s impenetrably dark, savage and the most mysterious of the red wines made from the property.

Smockshop Grenache 2018: Grenache is fond of sand and of all the varieties planted here this is most at ease. It produces incredibly pale wines, with astonishing scents of desert herbs and surprising focus and freshness for the variety. This is bottled and released in the spring to capture the wine at its point of greatest energy and freshness. 

Tzum Feis 2018: This is made from a 1.5 acre field in the more steeply pitched, rockier portion of Scorched Earth. The block is own-rooted zinfandel that was top worked to a blend of grapes from Bordeaux and Southwestern France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, Petite Verdot, Tannat, Fer, Abouriou, and Ste. Macaire. This is fermented in open top wooden vats, tread by foot, and pressed into older Burgundian barriques. This version was bottled in the first summer to preserve its fruit and fragrance.

 

  • Vintage: multiple
    Format: 6 x 750ml
    Availability: in stock
    Country: USA
    Region: Mt. Hood, Oregon
    Varietal(s): Multiple

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