Ankeny Vineyard is located in the heart of OregonÃ•s Willamette Valley on the southernmost slopes of the Salem Hills. It overlooks the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, home to thousands of migratory waterfowl. First planted in wine grapes in 1982, this land has been farmed continuously since the first settlers arrived in 1846. A combination of gentle slopes and low elevations makes it one of the earliest ripening sites in the valley, resulting in extraordinary Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. Ankeny Vineyard is very dog friendly -- dogs on or off-leash are allowed anywhere on the property, including inside the tasting room.