Standing at the top of Gusty Farm with the wind whipping by, it's easy to see how the soil—the lifeblood of the vineyard—accumulated over millennia to form our fertile hillside home.
At the Northern cap of the Chehalem Mountains, Gusty Farm is truly unique. We are just 45 minutes from Portland, yet seemingly a world away. Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams rise in the distance. Wine glass in hand, guests are also treated to views of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Rainier, local farms and the Cascade Mountains. Getting lost here is easy.
We grow Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. We are a microwinery, producing just a few hundred cases a year.
At Gusty Farm, our highest ambition is to pay homage to our new home and, perhaps, taste the spirit of the land itself. Gusty Farm spans elevations of 350 and 600 feet. Soil types are diverse, including both windblown and volcanic soil, such as Somm. Then there is the wind, which helps restrain alcohol levels and provide a backbone of acidity.
Drawn to the beauty and tranquility of the Willamette Valley, we decided to give up city life and purchase 40 acres of farmland outside Forest Grove, Oregon. Aided with only our love and passion for wine, we knew we had to turn this hillside retreat into a vineyard. Together with our cat, puppy, and chickens, we have started to create our country home. Our story here is just beginning and we are excited for our adventure.