Resplendor Vineyard consists of 8.9 acres of Pinot Gris, 7.3 acres of Pinot Noir, 3.4 acres of Pinot Blanc, and 3.3 acres of Chardonnay. Originally known as Elvenglade, the vineyard was the magnum opus of Bill Kelley, techie turned winemaker, following his dream of life on an Oregon vineyard. He first planted Pinot Gris in 1986, and then expanded into the other varietals in 1998 after consulting with Joel Myers and David Lett on vineyard design and farming techniques. Bill planted each of his vines, and was personally involved in every aspect of his vineyard, from pruning and canopy management to nutrition and harvest. During this time, Bill mainly sold his fruit to local wineries. He had a short stint producing wine under his own label, receiving accolades for his bottles that were submitted to various wine competitions, but returned to selling his fruit each year as his dreams changed. He is now living his best life on a sailboat around the world. Current owners Jason and Cheryl hope to continue the story of this beautiful vineyard. It sits on an incredible piece of land in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, famous for its perfect temperature, geology and rainfall for producing world-class wines. We chose the name Resplendor Vineyards as an homage and promise to nurture the vineyard and its fruit to the splendor that it deserves.