Our Philosophy

At Evening Land Vineyards, we believe that stewardship of the land, vineyard sensitivity, and conscientious farming all work together to create high-quality, age-worthy wines that depict a true sense of place. 

“After countless years of farming the same site, we’ve found that being in tune with its unique idiosyncrasies is the best way to create terroir-specific wines.”

Stewardship of the Land

Healthy vineyards create thriving ecosystems. In short, when the vines are farmed properly, the organisms that live amongst them  —  including plants, animals, and human beings — flourish, too. 

Vineyard Sensitivity

After countless years of farming the same site, we’ve found that being in tune with its unique idiosyncrasies is the best way to create terroir-specific wines. We believe that in addition to farming organically, implementing biodynamic principles, and using little to no sulfur, having discernment for vineyard sensitivity is key.

To us, vineyard sensitivity incorporates understanding a site’s unique aspect, altitude, daily amount of sunlight, average annual rainfall, soil pH, row direction, and beyond. At Seven Springs, we’ve learned that our soils have a very high moisture content, despite thriving in a rather hot and sunny climate, due to its composition. Because of the soils’ high clay content, water from spring rainfalls is thus retained within them, eschewing the need for any form of irrigation during the warm summer season.

These complexities – solar radiation, angle of the sun, moisture, wind direction, and beyond – determine our viticultural decisions at Evening Land Vineyards. Organic and biodynamic practices are highly valued, though to us, this is simply scratching the surface. We believe that mastering a deeper overall comprehension of a site is what ultimately leads to better expression of place in the wines it births, which is of course, what we are after.  

“After countless years of farming the same site, we’ve found that being in tune with its unique idiosyncrasies is the best way to create terroir-specific wines.”

Stewardship of the Land

Healthy vineyards create thriving ecosystems. In short, when the vines are farmed properly, the organisms that live amongst them  —  including plants, animals, and human beings — flourish, too. 

Vineyard Sensitivity

After countless years of farming the same site, we’ve found that being in tune with its unique idiosyncrasies is the best way to create terroir-specific wines. We believe that in addition to farming organically, implementing biodynamic principles, and using little to no sulfur, having discernment for vineyard sensitivity is key.

To us, vineyard sensitivity incorporates understanding a site’s unique aspect, altitude, daily amount of sunlight, average annual rainfall, soil pH, row direction, and beyond. At Seven Springs, we’ve learned that our soils have a very high moisture content, despite thriving in a rather hot and sunny climate, due to its composition. Because of the soils’ high clay content, water from spring rainfalls is thus retained within them, eschewing the need for any form of irrigation during the warm summer season.

These complexities – solar radiation, angle of the sun, moisture, wind direction, and beyond – determine our viticultural decisions at Evening Land Vineyards. Organic and biodynamic practices are highly valued, though to us, this is simply scratching the surface. We believe that mastering a deeper overall comprehension of a site is what ultimately leads to better expression of place in the wines it births, which is of course, what we are after.  

Conscientious Farming

At Evening Land, we look at our vineyard sites through the lens of winemaking, and ultimately make viticultural decisions based on what we believe will create the most delicious, complex, and cellar-worthy wines. Organic farming and biodynamic principles are just one of the many foundational building blocks. 


Evening Land Vineyards also holds a LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) certification, which is unique to Oregon State.


LIVE incorporates the health and well-being of Oregon’s aquatic life and food system into its certification, thus entirely bans the use of copper in vineyards – a practice long accepted under organic certification. Our love and respect for LIVE runs deep, as Al McDonald, the original planter of our Seven Springs Vineyard, was one of the founding members of the organization. 

Conscientious Farming

At Evening Land, we look at our vineyard sites through the lens of winemaking, and ultimately make viticultural decisions based on what we believe will create the most delicious, complex, and cellar-worthy wines. Organic farming and biodynamic principles are just one of the many foundational building blocks. 


Evening Land Vineyards also holds a LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) certification, which is unique to Oregon State.


LIVE incorporates the health and well-being of Oregon’s aquatic life and food system into its certification, thus entirely bans the use of copper in vineyards – a practice long accepted under organic certification. Our love and respect for LIVE runs deep, as Al McDonald, the original planter of our Seven Springs Vineyard, was one of the founding members of the organization. 

Overall, our philosophy is simple. We are farmers, and are therefore very hands on in the vineyard, which allows us to remain relatively hands off in the cellar.