SUSTAINABILITY and STEWARDSHIP

Fairsing means “bountiful” in ancient Gaelic and reflects our estate’s abundant resources and beauty.

Established in 2005 with the purchase of a quarter section of harvested forestland, our 180-acres of grapevines and family forest honor a commitment to stewardship and conservancy.

Fairsing is planted to 38 acres of Pinot Noir and five acres of Chardonnay in a range of silt loam marine sedimentary soils with vines spaced to 2,240 per acre.

Vines are nestled among 30 acres of mature forest and, since 2006, over 70 reforested-acres with18,000 conifers, 3,000 deciduous trees, and more than 6,000 native shrubs.

Fairsing is deeply-rooted in a commitment to environmental stewardship and to nurturing vitality, biodiversity, and sustainability. 

Fairsing means “bountiful” in ancient Gaelic and reflects our estate’s abundant resources and beauty.

Established in 2005 with the purchase of a quarter section of harvested forestland, our 180-acres of grapevines and family forest honor a commitment to stewardship and conservancy.

Fairsing is planted to 38 acres of Pinot Noir and five acres of Chardonnay in a range of silt loam marine sedimentary soils with vines spaced to 2,240 per acre.

Vines are nestled among 30 acres of mature forest and, since 2006, over 70 reforested-acres with18,000 conifers, 3,000 deciduous trees, and more than 6,000 native shrubs.

Fairsing is deeply-rooted in a commitment to environmental stewardship and to nurturing vitality, biodiversity, and sustainability. 

CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE

As a sustainable grower in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Fairsing has held LIVE and Salmon Safe certificates since 2009 and became a Certified Family Forest with the American Tree Farm System in 2013.

Fairsing Vineyard is certified LIVE sustainable

LIVE supports environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing through third-party certification and education.

With roots are in the Pacific Northwest, LIVE provides research-based standard for sustainable winegrowers accredited by the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC).

Salmon safe provides guidelines and certification of land management practices so that Pacific salmon can thrive in West Coast watersheds

Salmon-Safe works with West Coast farmers and environmentally innovative landowners to reduce watershed impacts through verified environmental practices.

As a leading U.S. ecolabel, Salmon-Safe offers peer-reviewed certification, linking land management with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds.

Fairsing Vineyard is a member of the American Tree Farm System with a Certified Family Forest

The American Tree Farm System works to give land owners the tools they need to be effective stewards of America’s forests.

Privately owned woodlands are vital to our country’s clean water and air, sustainability, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities. 

GOOD NATURED

Fairsing’s founding principles of FAMILY, EARTH and SMILE celebrate the simple joys of life – 

gathering with family and friends over a bottle of wine,

enjoying the beauty and bounty that surrounds us,

and preserving nature’s resources for generations to come.

In observing the connection between family, farming and the natural world, we are committed to soil health, biodiversity, preservation of native habitat, watershed quality, and wildlife protection.

Your support of Fairsing Vineyard ensures continued sustainability as we grow and craft world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay.

GOOD NATURED

Fairsing’s founding principles of FAMILY, EARTH and SMILE celebrate the simple joys of life – 

gathering with family and friends over a bottle of wine, enjoying the beauty and bounty that surrounds us, and preserving nature’s resources for generations to come.

In observing the connection between family, farming and the natural world, we are committed to soil health, biodiversity, preservation of native habitat, watershed quality, and wildlife protection.

Your support of Fairsing Vineyard ensures continued sustainability as we grow and craft world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay.

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS

Fairsing marks its 15th Anniversary with gratitude and sustainability

To celebrate the land we now call Fairsing, we acknowledge the original land stewards who sculpted this terrain and honor them with a continued and mindful preservation of the landscape. 

Throughout 2021 we observed our anniversary by initiating and enhancing a number of sustainable measures including:

• planting of numerous conifers and deciduous trees to our forest understory

• expanding our apiary to accommodate a growing honeybee population

• enhancing our holistic farming with fortified compost, and more…

ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES
Honeybees return to the hive at Fairsing Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS

Fairsing marks its 15th Anniversary with gratitude and sustainability

To celebrate the land we now call Fairsing, we acknowledge the original land stewards who sculpted this terrain and honor them with a continued and mindful preservation of the landscape. 

Throughout 2021 we observed our anniversary by initiating and enhancing a number of sustainable measures including:

• planting of numerous conifers and deciduous trees to our forest understory

• expanding our apiary to accommodate a growing honeybee population

• enhancing our holistic farming with fortified compost, and more…

ADDITIONAL SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES

THE ORIGINAL LAND STEWARDS

This land was once a carefully designed and engineered ecosystem due to the stewardship of the Kalapuya Tribal peoples and other bands of the Columbia and Willamette river regions.

Over a span of 3,500 years, the Willamette Valley evolved from a heavily forested landscape to a bountiful mosaic of meadows, oak savannah, grasslands, and healthy forest under the systematic care of Tribal peoples.

As the Willamette Valley wine community celebrates well-deserved Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, its imperative to acknowledge the region’s original land stewards who preserved the area’s magnificent terroir.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KALAPUYA
Fairsing Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley surrounded by forest, oak plantings, and native grasses

ORIGINAL STEWARDS

This land was once a carefully designed and engineered ecosystem due to the stewardship of the Kalapuya Tribal peoples and other bands of the Columbia and Willamette rivers.

Over a span of 3,500 years, the Willamette Valley evolved from a heavily forested landscape to a mosaic of meadows, oak savannah, grasslands, and healthy forest under the systematic care of Tribal peoples.

As the Willamette Valley wine community celebrates well-deserved Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, its imperative to acknowledge the region’s original land stewards who preserved the area’s magnificent terror.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KALAPUYA

FIBER FLAX – FROM SEED TO HARVEST

In March of 2021 Fairsing welcomed its first plot of fiber flax

Renowned for its durable and light weight textiles, fiber flax is one of the most sustainable natural fibers in the world

Flax requires little water over its fast 100 day growth cycle and, as it grows, converts CO2 from the atmosphere.

Follow as Fairsing extracts fiber from the dried harvested stems and learns to process flax.

READ MORE ABOUT FIBER FLAX
Fairsing team members pulling fiber flax in July of 2021 beneath sunny skies in Oregon's Willamette Valley

FLAX – SEED TO HARVEST

In March of 2021 Fairsing welcomed its first plot of fiber flax

Renowned for its durable and light weight textiles, fiber flax is one of the most sustainable natural fibers in the world

Flax requires little water over its fast 100 day growth cycle and, as it grows, converts CO2 from the atmosphere.

Follow as Fairsing extracts fiber from the dried harvested stems and learns to process flax.

READ MORE ABOUT FIBER FLAX

HOLISTIC FARMING and COMPOST

Shovel after shovel, we’re enriching Fairsing Vineyard with a super-charged formulated compost

Fairsing augments its ecosystem and soils during the growing season with a unique compost mixture

From red wiggler earthworms, to oak bark, straw, and yarrow – nutrient-rich organic matter piles up at Fairsing

Each year, select areas of the vineyard and family forest are identified and fortified with the dense compost

GET A LOAD OF FAIRSING’S COMPOST
Fairsing Vineyard Enhancing holistic farming practices with specially formulated compost and red wiggler earthworms

HOLISTIC FARMING and COMPOST

Shovel after shovel, we’re enriching Fairsing Vineyard with a super-charged formulated compost

Fairsing augments its ecosystem and soils during the growing season with a unique compost mixture

From red wiggler earthworms, to oak bark, straw, and yarrow – nutrient-rich organic matter piles up at Fairsing

Each year, select areas of the vineyard and family forest are identified and fortified with the dense compost

GET A LOAD OF FAIRSING’S COMPOST
Fairsing Vineyard is a signatory member of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord to preserve and protect oak habitat

OAK ACCORD PROGRESS AT FAIRSING

Led by the Willamette Partnership, the Oak Accord is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners to protect and restore native oak habitat

As a founding member, Fairsing has been active in preserving and enhancing oak habitat across the estate

Following a baseline assessment by an ecologist, Fairsing has been busy nurturing mature oaks, saplings, and seedlings

In February of 2021, over 1,000 bare-root oak saplings were planted among oak trees of varied maturity to complement our existing ecosystem 

FOLLOW OAK ACCORD PROGRESS
Fairsing celebrates 15years in Oregon's Willamette Valley by expanding sustainable practices which included planting 1,000 Oregon White Oak saplings

OAK ACCORD PROGRESS AT FAIRSING

Led by the Willamette Partnership, the Oak Accord is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners to protect and restore native oak habitat

As a founding member, Fairsing has been active in preserving and enhancing oak habitat across the estate

Following a baseline assessment by an ecologist, Fairsing has been busy nurturing mature oaks, saplings, and seedlings

In February of 2021, over 1,000 bare-root oak saplings were planted among oak trees of varied maturity to complement our existing ecosystem 

FOLLOW OAK ACCORD PROGRESS
Fairsing Vineyard nurtures cover crops of beautiful crimson clover to build soil health and woo pollinators

CRIMSON CLOVER & FAIRSING

Each spring the Willamette Valley rolls out a red carpet of beautiful crimson clover to welcome visitors.

Revered across cultures for its highly nutritive properties as a ground cover, crimson clover earned distinction as one of the earliest cultivated economic plants.

Crimson clover grows quickly, attracts pollinators, replenishes the soil, and blankets our estate with vibrant blooms.

Before the 2021 fall rains arrived, crimson clover was among 750 pounds of legumes, oats, and barley seed planted between the vine rows and headlands to prevent soil erosion and add biomass.

For its genuine beauty, restorative value, and Celtic symbolism, Fairsing selected illustrations of both crimson and white clover (the shamrock) to grace our wine bottle labels. 

MORE CRIMSON CLOVER
Before the 2021 fall rains arrived, crimson clover was among 750 pounds of legumes, oats, and barley seed planted between the vine rows and headlands at Fairsing Vineyard to prevent soil erosion and add biomass.

CRIMSON CLOVER & FAIRSING

Each spring the Willamette Valley rolls out a red carpet of beautiful crimson clover to welcome visitors.

Revered across cultures for its highly nutritive properties as a ground cover, crimson clover earned distinction as one of the earliest cultivated economic plants.

Crimson clover grows quickly, attracts pollinators, replenishes the soil, and blankets our estate with vibrant blooms.

Before the 2021 fall rains arrived, crimson clover was among 750 pounds of legumes, oats, and barley seed planted between the vine rows and headlands to prevent soil erosion and add biomass.

For its genuine beauty, restorative value, and Celtic symbolism, Fairsing selected illustrations of both crimson and white clover (the shamrock) to grace our wine bottle labels. 

MORE CRIMSON CLOVER
Fairsing Vineyard celebrates Certified Family Forest status

FAIRSING CERTIFIED AS FAMILY FOREST

In 2013 Fairsing Vineyard became a Certified Family Forest with the American Tree Farm System

Certification includes compliance and meeting standards of ecological and economic sustainable forest management. 

When purchased, all but 30 acres of Fairsing’s 170-acre site was a clear-cut forest with nearly 90 acres suitable for vineyard development.

With a commitment to sustainability and preservation, it was decided to return 80 acres of the site to its natural habitat as a forest.

Since 2007, over 18,000 conifers, 3,000 deciduous trees,, and 6,000 shrubs have been planted and nurtured across the estate.

In February of 2021, we expanded upon our commitment and planted a variety of new trees including Japanese maple and incense cedar. With time these saplings will compliment our existing ecosystem infrastructure and enhance our forest understory.

DISCOVER FAIRSING’S FOREST
Fairsing Vineyard returns nearly 80 acres to native forest habitat with planting of conifers, deciduous trees, and shrubs

FAIRSING CERTIFIED AS FAMILY FOREST

In 2013 Fairsing Vineyard became a Certified Family Forest with the American Tree Farm System

Certification includes compliance and meeting standards of ecological and economic sustainable forest management. 

When purchased, all but 30 acres of Fairsing’s 170-acre site was a clear-cut forest with nearly 90 acres suitable for vineyard development.

With a commitment to sustainability and preservation, it was decided to return 80 acres of the site to its natural habitat as a forest.

Since 2007, over 18,000 conifers, 3,000 deciduous trees,, and 6,000 shrubs have been planted and nurtured across the estate.

In February of 2021, we expanded upon our commitment and planted a variety of new trees including Japanese maple and incense cedar. With time these saplings will compliment our existing ecosystem infrastructure and enhance our forest understory.

DISCOVER FAIRSING’S FOREST
“… stop by the peaceful Fairsing Vineyard for beautiful wines and infinite views of the surrounding Willamette Valley and peaks from the Cascades to the Coastal Mountain Ranges.”

 – LAT + LONG, The Rand McNally Travel Blog

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