Nysa Vineyard was planted in 1990 by owner and winemaker, Michael Mega. It was with passion, hard work and patience that Nysa Vineyard, in the Dundee Hills, has become one of the most prestigious in the hills, providing Pinot noir to acclaimed producers throughout the Willamette Valley.
In 2004, Michael produced his first vintage of Nysa Pinot Noir, with the intent of creating wines of complexity, concentration and balance. He believes winemaking begins in the vineyard using organic farming techniques with a nod to sustainability and Mother Nature. A minimalistic approach is taken in the cellar with no fining or filtering at the time of bottling to preserve the subtle complexity of Pinot noir. “Gracefully aged” is a term not taken lightly as Nysa wines are patiently cellared prior to release, allowing for a classic bloom of secondary flavors, balanced with delicate acidity, that only fine Pinot noir achieves.
Michael is a featured winemaker for the Honoring 40 years in the Willamette Valley Dinner on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00pm.