The Evening Land team is, first and foremost, a faithful steward of the historic Seven Springs vineyard, planted by Oregon wine pioneer Al MacDonald in 1984. On a dramatic east-facing slope, in the iron-rich and rocky, volcanic soils of the Eola-Amity Hills, Al MacDonald undertook what would become one of Oregon’s most recognized vineyards. Nestled against a forest of Douglas fir with views eastward to Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, it is immediately evident to any visitor why this site was chosen.
Since its inception, Seven Springs has been dry-farmed. The vineyard is LIVE™ certified and was converted to biodynamic viticulture in 2007. It is planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay. The oldest own-rooted blocks of Pinot Noir and Gamay are a testament to, and daily reminder of, Oregon’s incredible history and potential.
Evening Land is now stewarded by Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman. Raj Parr is a James Beard award-winning author and wine professional. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated sommeliers, Raj has undertaken a new challenge as partner, proprietor, and winemaker for Evening Land Vineyards.
With an endless passion for both viticulture and winemaking, Sashi Moorman has earned a reputation as one of the new world’s brightest and most compelling winemakers. Together with Raj Parr, he serves as Evening Land’s proprietor and winemaker. Sashi’s thoughtful approach to the historic Seven Springs estate will ensure it continues producing benchmark Oregon wines for generations to come.