Chardonnay was destined to have an interesting history in the Willamette Valley and at Cooper Mountain. Original pioneers of the varietal in Oregon planted the 108 clones of Chardonnay that were late to ripen with Oregon’s notorious cool climate. Although our original plantations of Chardonnay from 1978 are still the 108 clone in the 1990’s Cooper Mountain began changing our Chardonnay plantings to ‘Dijon’ clones, with maturation in soil these vines have matured to produce lively, rich wines.

Each vintage we bottle a Cooper Mountain Chardonnay and on those special vintages that warrant the bottling we produce a small case production of our Chardonnay ‘Old Vines’.