Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Hood from Hawks View Winery and vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The well-appointed Tasting Room is flanked by a state-of-the-art winery, a beautiful patio and lawn. Mature vineyards frame the winery, which provides the perfect ambiance for enjoying world-class Hawks View Pinot gris and Pinot noir.
Sustainably Farmed, Meticulously Maintained
Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers ideal growing conditions for Pinot gris and Pinot noir. The southeast-facing slopes protect the vines from the heat of the summer, while the moderate elevation ensure optimal ripening.
Laurelwood District AVA
Hawks View Winery is situated in the Laurelwood District, the newest federally approved American Viticultural Area (AVA). Nestled within the Chehalem Mountains in the northern end of the Willamette Valley, the AVA is notable for its distinctive Laurelwood soils, which produce remarkable fruit.
Laurelwood soil is made up of loess (an established soil type made up of windblown silty loam) and the underlying volcanic/Jory sub-soil. Hawks View is 100% Laurelwood, composed of 23 different blocks that are planted on different clone/rootstock combinations at different elevations and orientations (though the vineyard’s aspect is roughly southeasterly). Our soil provides a unique flavor profile for Pinot noir grapes grown here.
"The oldest vines on the vineyard from the 80's plantings have a concentrated floral aroma. Rose petal to a very intense hibiscus seem to emerge from these older Pinot noir blocks as the vintages unfold. For some of the younger Dijon clone blocks, the effect of the terroir is more subtle. The bolder, concentrated blue and black fruit of the clones seems to veil the pretty red fruit qualities that the Laurelwood soils provide in the most expressive vintages. However, in the cooler vintages (like 2019), the floral elements of the estate's Laurelwood soils added complexity to the darker fruit of the clones, and created a very complex mélange in our most precocious blocks (16 and 17).
Often in the past, I used to call the wines produced from Laurelwood soil 'pretty' or 'delicate,' but after a few years at the Hawks View estate I know better. The best way to sum this vineyard and even this new AVA's effect on the enigmatic Pinot noir grape vine is to say that these soils produce Pinot noir wines that are as exciting as any in the North Willamette Valley, but with a delicious floral complexity and linear backbone unmatched anywhere else except right here in our neighborhood."
- Winemaker Don Crank, III
Our Vineyards are LIVE Certified
We are proud to have received L.I.V.E. Certification for our vineyards. L.I.V.E., Low Input Viticulture and Enology, provides third party, independent certification of specific sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery. With a focus on outstanding quality and environmental sustainability, the Vineyard Team works hard to ensure the vineyards thrive, every vintage.
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An Intimate & Elegant Atmosphere
Soaring ceilings and expansive windows bring the outdoors into our beautiful Tasting Rooms. Enjoy a tasting at the marble counter, cozy up in a leather lounge chair to enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Hood or venture outside to relax in a comfortable Adirondack chair on a warm day.
Members enjoy an elevated experience in the newly built Tasting Room and Rooftop Tarrace. Enjoy flatbread and pinot with sweeping views of Mt. Hood and estate vineyards. Not a member? Click HERE to join.
A State-of-The-Art, Multi-Use Space
The state of the art Fermentation Hall provides Winemaker Don Crank III with the perfect space to masterfully create exceptional Hawks View wine. The sophisticated winemaking equipment and pristine space also serve as an authentic backdrop to many winery events.
An Exposed Earth Cellar
Hawks View Winery’s Barrel Room is built into the side of the mountain, and has the capacity to hold up to 160 barrels. The exposed earth helps naturally regulate the temperature, achieving optimal conditions for the aging wines.