Chardonnay grapes are planted in the volcanic soil just west of Emilia vineyard. This small half-acre, planted with a Dijon clone, is named for Steve Doerner’s maternal grandmother Germaine. Planted in 1993, Germaine provides a wonderful view of Mt. Hood on a clear day. The vineyard’s eastern exposure means that it gets early morning sun during a typically cool time of day. The 2300 vines per acre yield three barrels, or 50-75 cases of Chardonnay each year. The wine is available exclusively for purchase in the tasting room and for our cellar club members.