Our vineyards are nestled along the Columbia River beneath basalt cliffs. We have the longest growing season in Eastern Washington, giving us the ability to ripen Southern Rhone and Northern Italian varietals with consistent quality. The Columbia River has a tempering effect on the vineyard, providing a cool breeze in summertime heat while also insulating the vines from the freeze in winter. With annual rainfall under 12 inches, we have complete growth control of the vines. Our soil is comprised of sand, gravel and other nourishing sediment; deposited during the Great Missoula Floods. The soil depth is 30 feet with no hard pans or other restrictions for root growth. The vineyards slope south towards the river, providing even sun exposure. Excellent drainage of the soil allows for consistent, managed growth.
The grapes are handpicked and crushed on site. We utilize French and American oak to barrel-age our wines for a time- based on the grape varietal, style, and taste.