ESTATE“I truly believe that there is no greater place to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay than in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.”
- Bruno Corneaux, Winemaker and Proprietor
The 23 acre Clos Gallia property was purchased in June of 2014. Five acres of Pinot Noir Wadenswil, Dijon 777 and Dijon 115 clones were planted on a root day of the biodynamic calendar in November of that same year. Six additional acres were planted in the fall of 2015 with diverse Dijon clones of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A portion of the land was deliberately left undeveloped to encourage the natural flora and fauna to find its place and enhance biodiversity.
In 2017, the first Estate harvest took place with close friends, family and cherished club members present to experience the monumental moment.
A Clos is a piece of property (mostly vineyard) that is defined by the combination of elements particular to that portion of land. Usually having to do with the notion of terroir, it is the soil, exposure, elevation and microclimate at this exact place that sets it apart from its surroundings.
The Clos Gallia property was chosen by Bruno, Isabelle and André for its striking similarities to the village of Meloisey in Burgundy, France, where Bruno grew up. The marine sedimentary soils of the Ribbon Ridge AVA provide characteristics to the wines that match the complexity so desired in the wines of Burgundy.
After careful aspect and soil analysis of the property, the following vines and clones were planted on the Clos Gallia estate:
• Dijon 95, 115, 667, 777 & 943
• Dijon 76, 95 & 548
Since 2017, a select number of Domaine Divio wines have been made from Estate grapes. Bruno also continues to make wines from the world class fruit grown by renowned partners throughout the Willamette Valley AVA.DOMAINE DIVIO AND THE TASTING ROOM:
Meaning “Sacred Fountain” in Roman Gaul, “Divio” was the original name of the city of Dijon in the heart of Burgundy. It is from this sacred fountain that Bruno is able to live out his dream of making some of the world’s best wines, and he invites everyone to come and share the magic of the Willamette Valley.
The Domaine Divio tasting room was designed in the image of a barn to embrace the traditionally rural nature of the Ribbon Ridge. Using only wood and stone, it blends in elegantly with the surrounding landscape and boasts peaceful views of the valley. Visitors are able to experience the rustic hospitality of the Divio family while enjoying a wine tasting, playing a game of Pétanque, nibbling on a cheese and charcuterie board or simply sharing a bottle of wine with friends in the tranquil surroundings of the Willamette Valley.