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Hiyu Wine Farm The Understory

The Understory is a subscription-based community that supports our endeavors at Hiyu. It provides you with monthly wine releases, discounts, and priority admission to Wine Tavern experiences – as well as access to our cellar and other ephemeral, artistic expressions of life on the farm.

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Hiyu Wine Farm, Oregon
Hiyu Wine Farm, Oregon
Hiyu Wine Farm, Oregon

As a subscriber to the Understory, you receive a monthly allotment of our wildly different vintages, made from fields of diverse and exotic varieties, grown in the Columbia Gorge’s infinite geographies. You also support our experiments, from forest gardens to animal-tended vines to soil and aquifer restoration. You’re enabling all of the progress and energy these efforts manifest to exist and extend into the world.

Hiyu Wine Farm The Understory

October Releases

Hiyu 2019 Noctua, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Tzum 2020 Oak Ridge, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Hiyu 2019 Noctua, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Hiyu 2019 Noctua, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Tzum 2020 Oak Ridge, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Tzum 2020 Oak Ridge, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Hiyu 2019 Noctua, Columbia Gorge Red Wine

Harvest Reflections

Just after the first major rainstorm, harvest begins to feel like harvest and fall really sets in. It is a time of reflection, when walking between the vines in the arcadian morning light stirs memories of the season and activates the imagination. It’s when we begin to envision what the wine wants to be. This is the last time the grapes are on the vine, before they become abstracted from their leaf-and-stem identity and enter the cellar. In these quiet moments, sampling the soft, juicy berries, you begin to conceptualize what the finished wine might be, years in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you join the Understory, you commit to a minimum one-year subscription. This allows you to experience a holistic selection of our wines and your subscription benefits. If you cancel your subscription prior to one year, you will be responsible for reimbursing Hiyu for any Understory discounts received.

We offer Understory subscription pick-up for locals in and around the Columbia Gorge. Additionally, we are compliant and can ship to the following states: CA, IL, OR, MN, WA, CO, TX, FL, NY, DC, CT, NC, SC, MA, and NH. We do not currently offer international Understory subscriptions.

Subscriptions and bottle purchases may be picked up at the Wine Tavern during regular tavern hours: Thursday to Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Please note that you must arrange all pick-ups a minimum of 24 hours in advance by emailing orders@hiyuwinefarm.com.

Our wines are sensitive to heat and cold, so we only ship when the temperature is under 70 degrees and over 40 degrees at the shipping origin and destination. For this reason, we plan two annual Understory shipments: one in March/April, prior to the hot summer months, and one in October/November, before freezing temperatures prevail. If you have ordered additional bottles, they will be consolidated into these shipments. Please email us at orders@hiyuwinefarm.com if you have any questions about the precise date your subscription will ship.

You can choose whether you would like your Understory subscription to process monthly or annually. This payment plan supports all of our endeavors at Hiyu, where animals, fields, and vine sites must be tended to from dusk to dawn, every day.

Between trunks and ruts, cows chomp grass while their horns commune with the cosmos. Simultaneously digesting earthly and otherworldly forces, the lumbering beasts illuminate unseen energies. Between trunks and ruts, cows chomp grass while their horns commune with the cosmos. Simultaneously digesting earthly and otherworldly forces, the lumbering beasts illuminate unseen energies.

Eat & Drink

Gather at the table in the heart of Hiyu, where plates and wines intersect with animal voices
and the din of insects to weave an enchanting fabric of sensations and flavors.

Eat & Drink

Gather at the table in the heart of Hiyu, where plates and wines intersect with animal voices and the din of insects to weave an enchanting fabric of sensations and flavors.

Tales & Meditations

Stories about life at Hiyu, ideas that inspire us, and deliberations that result from our experiments and observations.

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