Birch Creek is our estate vineyard uniquely situated in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The first block of Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1997. It is a warm site with light soils. This enables us to control the vigor in order to produce maximum concentration of flavors for our red wines.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Syrah, Semillon, Chardonnay
Minnick Hills is a beautiful vineyard located on the loess-covered slopes north of Walla Walla. The Minnick family has sustainably farmed the ground for more than a century. Cabernet from this vineyard matures later than our estate vineyard and adds another layer of complexity to our wine.
Varietals Sourced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Breezy Slope is owned by the DeWitt family. It is one of the higher and cooler vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. We are able to hang our Syrah in this vineyard until late October, which produces the jammy character we enjoy so much.
Varietals Sourced: Syrah, Pinot Gris
Facts about the Walla Walla Valley AVA from the Washington State Wine Commission:
- It was established in 1984, as the second AVA in Washington State
- Grape growing began in the Walla Walla Valley in the 1850s by Italian immigrants
- Cabernet Sauvignon leads the pack in terms of grapes grown
- Growing season of 190 to 220 days, with annual rainfall averaging 12.5 inches per year
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