Sojeau vineyard sits at 650 feet elevation at the southwest end of the Eola-Amity AVA. The site, previously a cherry orchard, was purchased by Denny and T Peseau in 2007. They planted 15 Acres of Pinot Noir vines – Pommard, Dijon and Wadenswil. The extremely rocky soils slope steeply to the southwest, and are a combination of Nekia, Ritner and Witzel.
Each afternoon the Van Duzer corridor winds sweep through Sojeau, creating a cooling effect through the various micro-climates across the site. The vineyard planted here cannot be classified simply as a “cool” or “warm” site, as Sojeau’s climate is incredibly dynamic. We purchased our first fruit from Denny in the 2021 vintage, and the wine is already expressing this unique vineyard beautifully.