Owned by Tom and Deb Mortimer, Le Cadeau Vineyard, French for “the gift”, is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Atop Parrett Mountain in the Eastern-most part of the Chehalem Mountains AVA with a number of diverse clones, soils, and aspect components, each vintage we create 8 different cuvees made exclusively from our 16 acre estate-grown Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
In 1999, six acres of Pinot noir were planted. The initial plantings included roughly 1.75 acres each of Pommard and Dijon clones 667 and 777. A ¾-acre mixed-clone block of Mariafeld (a Swiss Pinot noir clone), Pommard, and Dijon clones 777, 113, and 115 was also planted. Subsequent plantings of Pommard and assorted heritage clones from California increased the size of the vineyard to its current sixteen acres.
Truly extraordinary winemakers from Oregon and beyond have collaborated with Le Cadeau and made excellent wines, but increasingly the adage rings true: Great Pinot noir is made in the vineyard. New clones and rootstocks have been added while farming practices have been pushed to ever-higher standards. As we move into our third decade of winegrowing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we’re confident that our best wines are yet to come.
Our artisanal wines yield just 1,600 cases per year. Come taste why we say "rocks matter".