Amaranth Ridge Vineyard is located in the Umpqua AVA, just 5.5 miles east of historic Oakland, Oregon at an elevation of 623 feet. Initial plantings were in the spring of 2004 and specialized in non-traditional red varietals from Northern Italy and Australia produced naturally. These include Lagrein, Sangiovese, Barbara, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Syrah. Ground preparation began in 2003 with mechanical methods of ground clearing versus chemical spraying. The organic material was then chopped and tilled under to begin the process of increasing the natural release of micronutrients through soil interaction.
Amaranth Ridge utilizes natural resource management and alternative energy production since 2003. (Contrary to local newspaper articles). We have deployed implementations of solar and wind generation along with rainwater catchments for use at the vineyard, winery and support sites. We also utilize and customize electric carts for use in the vineyard versus the diesel or gas engine utility vehicles found commonly throughout this industry and have so since inception.