Nestled in the heart of the McMinnville AVA, the historic Hyland Vineyard boasts a storied legacy, first planted in 1971, and now stretching over 200 acres with a remarkable 185 acres under vine. As one of Oregon’s oldest and largest vineyards, Hyland stands gracefully on a south-facing bench, at an elevation of 600-800 feet and within the embrace of the Coastal Range. The vineyards' close proximity to the Van Duzer Corridor brings a unique microclimate, granting cooler summers and warmer winters, which extend the ripening period, fostering elegantly uniform ripening. Walter Scott sources Chardonnay from a single block of own-rooted 108 clones planted in 1979 on volcanic Jory soil.
On the nose, Hyland Chardonnay boasts a captivating interplay of lemon balm, citrus blossom, and sweet herbs. This wine is generously concentrated and evokes the tantalizing depth of a grilled nectarine. Blood orange and a burst of grapefruit zest embellish the palate, culminating in a thrilling, electric finish, alive with a captivating hit of Ocean Spray.