AVA Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley AVA is the largest in the state of Washington and reaches beyond the border into Oregon totaling over 11,308,636 acres. Because of its vast size, it produces a wide variety of fruit with complex characteristics in different meso- and micro-climates.

Columbia Valley AVA Statistics

  • home to over 99% of all of Washington’s vinifera acreage
  • Contains many subappellations
  • 6-8 inches of rainfall per year
  • Windblown deposits of sand and silt
  • Growing season of 180-200 days

Source: Washington State Wine

Columbia Valley Horn Rapids Vineyard


Characteristics

Elevation: 445-607 feet
Acres: 609
Burbank fine sand loam
Burbank rocky sand loam
Hezel find sand
Quincy sand loam
Starbuck silt loam
Starbuck rocky silt loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah

Columbia Valley High River Vineyard

CHARACTERISTICS

Elevation: 480-898 feet
Acres: 202
Burke fine sand loam
Ottmar silt loam
Quincy fine sand loam
Royal fine sand loam
Warden fine sand loam
Warden silt loam
Tauton fine sand loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Chardonnay
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Derrek Vipond, Winemaker

Walla Walla Vintners

"Shaw Vineyards exemplifies world-class and professional viticulture.  We receive a couple of different blocks across multiple varieties.  They are some of the best, darkest, and age-worthy wines in our cellar.  The power and intensity blend well into many of our wines from Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys."

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