Gary Andrus launched Archery Summit in 1993, infatuated by Pinot Noir and the capacity the Willamette Valley seemed to have for it. The Dundee Hills in particular caught his eye, because it shares similar growing conditions with Burgundy, France, and some of the most acclaimed Pinot Noir vineyards on earth.
A veteran winemaker with a résumé full of award-winning Napa Valley wines, Andrus sharpened his craft at sister winery Pine Ridge Vineyards. He founded that label in 1978, going on to specialize in vineyard-designate wines, tied tightly and evocatively to the sites they pulled from.
The spirit of site-specific wine persists at Archery Summit. The team have assembled an impressive family of vineyards over the years: five estate vineyards and three grower sites covering four unique American Viticultural Areas.
Because the focus is on Pinot Noir—a telling variety to say the least—the commitment to terroir and the refined flavors of place has only grown. With a quarter century of winemaking experience, the team is proud to have helped bring well-deserved fame to Willamette Valley wine and are eager to take it to even higher ground.