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Eola Hills Winery Legacy Vineyards Open House

Last Modified: 04/21/17
First Published: 10/07/12
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Sunday, October 7th, was another gorgeous day in the Willamette Valley. The sun was shinning and the temperature reached into the low 80's. It was a perfect day for Eola Hills Winery to hold an Open House at their new Legacy Vineyards Development. The Legacy Vineyards site is just off Highway 22 near Highway 99 midway between Rickreall and Salem, Oregon.

There are 162 acres in total at the legacy Vineyards. We went on a tour today and were in total awe of the beauty and majesty of the venue. From several vantage points one can look over thousands of acres of forest, fields of grape vines and open meadows. Eola Hills Winery is currently constructing a new tasting room, and developing the site to include a future bed and breakfast along with a camping area and an area to hold special events such as weddings.

There was an opportunity see some of the Falcons that are used to deal with the always vexing bird problem. The Falcons scare the birds away but do not kill them. This is one way to deal with birds eating the grape crop and not having to use netting or noise cannons.

Rich Washburn, Marketing and Events Director for Eola Hills and Eric Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, were as always terrific hosts. After approximately a 30 minute car tour of the property we enjoyed some excellent wines from Eola Hills. The Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were simply delicious!

You may also want to visit Eola Hills at their tasting room on Highway 99 near the Polk County Fairgrounds. They are open seven days a week.

If you want a tour of the Legacy Vineyard site contact Eola Hills and they will be able to arrange one for you.

Comments
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:02 pm
Name: Leslie Grogan Comment: Was this event in October an official grand opening? Who is the contact person for the tour? When will this tasting room open?

Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Name: George Pohalski Comment: What are the tasting room hours at Legacy Vineyards. I do not see anything listed on the Eola Hills Website?

Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Name: Julie Farrow Comment: My husband and I love the place! We are hoping to be there for the solar eclipse in August.

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