First planted in 1981 by the Koo family, Temperance Hill’s old vines stand on the roof of the Eola-Amity Hills. The formidably thoughtful Dai Crisp has been tending to these plants using organic farming practices since 1999 with the help of a dedicated team, growing grapes for a long list of renowned winemakers.

In 2020, while most were calling Dai to cancel their grapes purchases, we jumped on the opportunity to start working with him and the storied grapes of Temperance, in our case an acre-and-a-half of Chardonnay planted in the early 1990s, on the vineyard’s eastern, highest plateau.

Eola-Amity Hills
Soil Type
Volcanic (Nekia, Jory)
660-860 ft
Highly variable
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Aligoté
Acres Under Vine