Ankeny Vineyard is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley on the southernmost slopes of the Salem Hills. It overlooks the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, home to thousands of migratory waterfowl. First planted in wine grapes in 1982, this land has been farmed continuously since the first settlers arrived in 1846. A combination of gentle slopes and low elevations makes it one of the earliest ripening sites in the valley, resulting in extraordinary Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. Vineyard owner Joe Olexa turns out small hand-crafted batches of wine to capture the unique character, or terroir, of Ankeny Vineyard.