Luminous Hills Vineyard is located in the southwestern corner of the Yamhill-Carlton District. The vineyard is a unique high elevation site with both sedimentary and Jory volcanic soils. The planted clones have been carefully matched to the different soil types, creating six different blocks containing Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard clone.
The vineyard is dry farmed with irrigation available as a safety net for difficult vintages. Farmed sustainably, Luminous Hills Vineyard is part of the Low Input Viticulture & Enology (L.I.V.E.) program.
Three wines are produced from this site: a Luminous Hills Vineyard Estate Grown Pinot Noir, a LUX Pinot Noir representing a special selection of barrels representing a combination of Pommard clone planted on sedimentary soil and Dijon 777 clone planted on Jory volcanic soil, and ASTRA, primarily from whole cluster fermented 667. The inaugural vintage from this vineyard was 2008.
The Dooleys recently revealed that their property was part of 30 acres owned from 1978 to 1985 by Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple. Both Dooleys attended the same high school as Jobs, Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, California.