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Vista Hills Vineyard
Dundees Hills, Oregon
May 9, 2018
E. B. Hamilton Hall  

Vista Hills' 42-acre, LIVE certified sustainable vineyard rests atop the storied Dundee Hills in Dayton, Ore. The resident Jory soil is home to pinot noir and pinot gris. While half of the acreage is used for the Vista Hills wines, the remaining fruit is used by a host of local producers.

In 1995, twenty acres and an old farmhouse at the summit of the Dundee Hills was just what John and Nancy McClintock needed to plant a small block of Pinot Gris and begin Vista Hills Vineyard. Today, our 42 acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are LIVE certified, utilize a hearty set of innovative farming techniques and produce grapes for our much extolled Estate wines.

As the McClintocks incrementally gained knowledge in the vineyard and improved on each vintage, they realized they could pass on their lifetime of experience and bolster the success of the next generation of students, too. It was with this in mind that they established the Clint Foundation, a philanthropic organization that provides a helping hand to students who are working while also attending college. Able to improve the chances of success for over fifty students at 15 colleges each year, the Clint Foundation is the actualization of the desire to give back.