Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Vine Age: 22.2 years (average)
Wine Regions: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 12.26 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Blakeslee Vineyard Estate Reserve Pinot Noir (2010)$4292
2. Blakeslee Vineryard Estate Rose' of Pinot Noir (2013)$3092

Farm Certifications

Certified: Low Input Viticulture & Enology

Land Profile


Elevation541.97 ft.
Slope7.9% (4.5°)
AspectSoutheast (140.14°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season133392.18

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days1948.82
Huglin Index1725.37
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1172.28

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season70.747.414.01
For more detailed information about the topography, climate, and soil of the vineyard blocks that grew these grapes, click on the individual blocks in the block list.

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About Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Formerly known as Quail Hill Vineyard, this highly regarded Estate was purchased by Bill and Sheila Blakeslee in 2005. The Blakeslee Vineyard Estate has been producing top quality Pinot Noir grapes for over 16 years. This property is potentially one of the Chehalem Mountain AVAs best vineyard sites. The vineyard is situated on the South side of the Chehalem Mountains at an elevation of 500 to 550. We sit on a North/South slope and the vineyard crowns East to West, where we can capture the long cool morning sun and the hotter shorter afternoon exposure. We farm 100% sustainably and earned our Live Certification with the 2012 harvest. We dry farm and have learned through expert vineyard management and experienced wine making techniques to handle the various curve balls thrown by Mother Nature each year. The vines are grafted to root stock and planted in Laurelwood soil (a powdery volcanic soil) atop a hard clay sub-soil. This unique combination of soils, premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones, vineyard management, and winemaking result in unique and distinctive wines.

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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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