Oregon Location & Washington LOCATION
This map was created by local McMinnville artist, James Dowlen, to represent the Yakima Valley and the 3 main vineyards from which we source our grapes. An impressive 600,000-acres, the Yakima Valley is home to the three vineyards that consistently deliver the most sought after fruit in Washington State. Red Willow, Union Gap and DuBrul vineyards garner great media acclaim by showcasing the depths of what this valley has to offer. With climates ranging from Mosel-like conditions to temperatures warmer than the Priorat, we intend to shed some light on the importance of this region and these three unique sites.
Beginning in the cooler west end of the Yakima Valley is Red Willow Vineyard, averaging 5-7 inches of rain per year and composed primarily of volcanic soil. This cooler vineyard location is in the rain shadow of Mt. Adams, creating a much drier site overall. Further east is Walla Walla Valley, which receives upwards of 30 inches of rain per year.
From west to east, the climate changes dramatically, as do the composition of soil types. Volcanic soil transitions to a combination of volcanic and gravelly alluvial deposits at our estate vineyard, Union Gap, then changes to a rocky glacial soil type at the warmest site, DuBrul Vineyard.