Elk Cove

Clay Court

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Elk Cove


Clay Court

Planted Area

14.44 acres




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15450 SW Pleasant Hill Rd
Sherwood, OR, 97140

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Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: 19 years (average)
Wine Regions: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 14.44 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

Certified: Salmon-Safe

Land Profile


Elevation592.49 ft.
Slope5.5% (3.15°)
AspectSouth (174.9°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season130140.18

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days1925.69
Huglin Index1709.29
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1150.44

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season70.547.313.96
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (9)

  1. Block: 1 (2.97 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    577.1 ft. | Jory
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  2. Block: 2 (2.13 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    582.57 ft. | Jory
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  3. Block: 3 (1.32 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    592.09 ft. | Jory
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  4. Block: 4 (0.56 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    599.81 ft. | Jory
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  5. Block: 5 (0.93 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    600.72 ft. | Jory
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  6. Block: 6 (1.17 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    590.36 ft. | Jory
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  7. Block: 7 (1.87 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    597.87 ft. | Jory
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  8. Block: 8 (1.7 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    601.85 ft. | Jory
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  9. Block: 9 (1.79 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    590.06 ft. | Jory
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About Clay Court

Clay Court is located in the picturesque Parrett Mountain area of the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Elk Cove purchased this great all Pinot Noir vineyard in 2009 because of its gentle southeast-facing slopes and signature dark red soil (Jory/volcanic clay). This 15 acre vineyard was planted in 2001 with Dijon 115 and 777, in addition to the historic Pommard clone of Pinot Noir. Clay Court is an ideal location for producing spicy Pinot Noir with concentrated red cherry fruit. Clay Court is also home to Elk Coves founders, Pat and Joe Campbell. Outside their door sits their enormous vegetable garden and the namesake tennis court, perched at the top of the vineyard.

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Vineyard-ID: 1573
Created Date: Unknown
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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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