Located in the north-eastern region of Yamhill-Carlton, this is Bergström newest, youngest, coolest, and highest altitude vineyard. The twenty six acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are tucked into a narrow ravine-like valley planted on highly alkaline Willakenzie clay-loam soils over sandstone bedrock between four hundred and six hundred feet of altitude. Like all of Bergström’s Estate vineyards, Gregory Ranch is both dry-farmed and biodynamic. In the cellar, Josh ferments this Pinot Noir with 50% stem inclusion in open-top wood fermenters and manual punch down. The winemaking is very reductive in style: no pump-over or racking is employed and elevage occurs in a mixture of vessels, including a 2,000 liter Slavonian Oak foudre, and a bit of French barrique, about 15% of which is new. No additions of yeasts, nutrients, acids, or H20 are used. The Gregory Ranch Vineyard is the most savory of the Bergström Pinots, with dark blue and black fruits, pepper, incense and spice.