Region: Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
Winemaking: 2 years contact with yeast lies prior to bottling
Terroir: iron rich, red volcanic Jory composed of silt, clay, and loam
"Cameron Winery’s focus on sustainable farming demands a level of care and attention that is evident in every last drop of the wine they produce. John Paul started Cameron in 1984 after deciding he’d rather make wine than use his PhD in marine biochemistry. Now Cameron produces 3,000 to 4,000 cases of high quality, hand-crafted and sustainably-farmed wine a year. Part of Cameron’s effort to farm sustainably is to operate as a non-irrigated vineyard, so the vine’s roots grow deep into the Willamette Valley’s iron rich soil and produce a wine unique to this part of the world.
Clos Electrique, the estate vineyard, is farmed organically, producing wine distinct to the terroir of the Dundee Hills. Each block of vines in the vineyard is planted to multiple clones, which increases the complexity of the resulting wines as well as offers great resilience to the vineyard. There is truly something about the Clos Electrique terroir that chardonnay loves, which is why Close Electrique Blanc is consistently one of the best wines to come out of Cameron." cameronwines.com