The Eola-Amity Hills and their wines

Sashi Moorman © Evening Land Vineyards

Drilling down on the details to get the most out of this standout AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Sashi Moorman is pictured above in Evening Land's Seven Springs vineyard (© Evening Land Vineyards).

Established in 2006, the Eola-Amity Hills has grown in prestige and distinction with every passing year. The wines from within its boundaries tend to be concentrated and tense, lean, with a mineral, stony edge and restrained fruit character. The Pinot Noirs have a firmness to their tannins that would be unusual elsewhere in the Willamette Valley. And the Chardonnays stand out for their refreshing and precise acidity, even in...