Bergstrom has been dutifully making some of the finest, most age-worthy Oregon Pinots for nearly 20 years. Few producers have established such a reputation for consistency of excellence. Fewer yet have racked up the impressive accolades that Bergstrom has: nearly every wine scores 90+ in all the major publications with many selections fetching eye-opening scores of 95+ points! It comes down to a passion for sustainable agriculture, a focus on the details, and employing state of the art techniques in the cellar which extract the maximum potential from the excellent fruit they work with.
The Silice Vineyard is the estate vineyard that wraps around the Bergstrom tasting room in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. This area is a deep sand deposit from ancient ocean beds. The soil even has a yellowish hue to it and you can often find fossilized shells hiding in the strata. The name “Silice” means silica in French – a nod to the high silica content in the soil which helps reflect light in the vineyard and makes this a warm site for plush Pinot Noir.