Hiyu is a 30 acre natural farm in the Hood River Valley. Guided by nature and inspired by ideas from biodynamics and permaculture we tend vines, raise animals, garden, cook and make wine to reveal an experience of place.
The vines are planted in silt loam over basalt on a southeast facing hillside above the Hood River. Our site lies just 22 miles from the summit of Mt. Hood and the wines are shaped by the weather from the mountain. There are currently 14 acres in vine from which we make an average of 1100 cases annually.
We are happy to offer free shipping on all purchases of 12 bottles or more.
This is the first release from what is currently a four vintage (13-16) solera of super long macerated (90-120 days) Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the original 2.5 acre parcel at the top of the hill. It spends the coldest moments of the winter in the fermenter and we press when the snow melts and temperatures begin to rise in the spring.
The wine has the power and swelling richness of chardonnay, the breed and precision of Aligoté and Pinot Blanc, the exotic red essences of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Pinot Gris and the salinity of Melon de Bourgogne.