Shafer wines - Oregon premium red and white wines 
Located in Williamette Valley outside Portland, Oregon

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"The Wines Are Made On The Vine"

The 34 acres are comprised of: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc,
and Gewurztraminer. Twenty acres were planted in 1973- 74 with an additional 7.5 acres of
Chardonnay in 1990 and 6.5 acres of Pinot Gris in 1997. The site is a gentle rolling hillside
with a southern exposure, and an elevation of 420 to 480 feet above sea level. These elements,
along with the naturally cool Gales Creek Valley, combine to create an environment that
ripens the grapes slowly, producing an abundance of varietal character and delicacy,
similar to the growing regions of France and Germany.

Harvey Shafer's philosophy "the wines are made on the vine" is reflected in the "TLC" given
the vineyard. The cane-spur renewal method of pruning is used in the vineyard. This technique
one of the most time-consuming methods of pruning, but is used to obtain the full potential
from each plant. A lot of energy goes into the viticultural practices, and the wines reflect this effort. 



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