Established in 1982 by Dan and Helen Dusschee, the iconic Freedom Hill Vineyard has become a testament to sustainable stewardship, now thoughtfully tended by the next generation, their son Dustin. Nestled in the foothills of the Coastal range this site adorns a gentle southeast slope, protected from the Van Duzer winds, which gives a slightly warmer microclimate compared to its neighboring Eola-Amity Hills. Rooted in the ancient soils of a sedimentary, uplifted seabed, Freedom Hill’s distinguished terroir is featured in the new Mt Pisgah, Polk County AVA within the expanse of the Willamette Valley.
Our 2022 Freedom Hill Chardonnay is an enchanting eruption of the vibrant aromas of wild jasmine, fresh lime blossom, and flint. On the palate, an exquisite balance of density and elegance unfolds, harmonizing with lightning-like acidity that imparts captivating liveliness. In a tantalizing twist, grilled lemon intertwines with the delicate allure of sesame oil The texture of limestone adds depth to the wine while the finish exudes an intense saline minerality that leaves a powerful and lasting impression in its finish.
Owners Dan and Helen Dusschee planted the iconic Freedom Hill Vineyard in 1981. Their son, Dustin, has recently taken over the farming responsibility in yet another generation of sustainable stewardship, maintaining the family legacy. Freedom Hill Vineyard is tucked into the coast range on a gentle southeast slope. Protected from the Van Duzer coastal winds, this vineyard has a warmer climate than those of the neighboring Eola-Amity Hills. The soils here are a sedimentary, uplifted seabed and are thought to be among the oldest in the region. These ancient soils, combined with the vineyard’s microclimate are now recognized as part of a new sub-appellation within the Willamette Valley called Mt. Pisgah of Polk County.
Vineyard: 100% Freedom Hill Vineyard, Mt. Pisgah of Polk County, Willamette Valley AVA