Raptor Ridge Estate Grüner Veltliner was planted in 2006 on our Chehalem Mountains Estate, Tuscowallame Vineyard. Situated at about 500 feet elevation on Laurelwood Soils that resemble the loess soils of Austria, the site is an ideal place to grow new- world Grüner. In the vineyard, we see a difference in ripening between the top of the block versus the bottom, so for the first time we have decided to pick on two separate days. The fruit was sorted before using a gentle pressing program in which press fractions were separated out. The press fractions were fermented in barrel using Veltliner Yeast.