A lifelong passion for the wine business and a belief that if it doesn’t scare the hell out of you, then it isn’t worth doing. Andy Lytle bought his first piece of land in the Eola-Amity Hills in 2013. That piece of property went from a hay field and an orchard to becoming the Anahata vineyard producing world class sparkling and still wines.
Finding that the Eola-Amity AVA was producing amazing wines, Andy sought out to find more land in 2018. The Olson family were blueberry famers for generations. All of their production was on the valley floor. They had property in the Eola-Amity hills in Rickreall but it stayed as untouched forest land. With the wine industry showing interest in the Eola-Amity hills they opted to sell the land … and Andy bought it.
The land faces south and west … and being on the western edge of the Eola-Amity hills, the views to the west are starring directly at the Van Duzer Corridor. For years the west face was too cold to ripen and produce wine, but as climate change would become a household name … temperatures in the west hills warmed up. The opportunity to once again find A+ vineyard land came to the forefront.
Windfall became a reality. The name being a double entendre of sorts. The word Windfall is a synonym for serendipity, it also describes the setting with the wind from the Van Duzer Corridor and the vineyard falling into the beautiful Willamette Valley. Sitting on 117 acres and planted to 55 acres the vineyard is nothing short of breath taking. We call the views “forever views” as they will never change. We believe that if you take care of the earth the earth will take care of you. On property we have a 40 acre Oak savanna as we feel it is a critical part of our land’s ecosystem. These lands will always be farmed organically following all the standards of LIVE certification.
Windfall is a generational project that will produce world class wines, but more importantly it will create opportunities to live life with intention, impact and joy.
Welcome to Windfall.