AVA Horse Heaven Hills

The Horse Heaven Hills AVA yields approximately 25% of Washington's total grape production with 2/3 of that being of the red variety. The area receives 30% more wind than other AVA's due to its location near the Columbia River, helping to balance extreme temperature fluctuations.

Horse Heaven Hills AVA Statistics

  • An elevation range of 200-1800 feet
  • Steep south-facing slopes
  • Well-drained, sandy loam soils
  • 9 inches of rain per year
  • Produced the 1st, 2nd & 3rd  "100-point" wines in Washington State

Source: Washington State Wine

Horse Heaven Hills Pine Creek Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 1,106-1,207 feet
Acres: 150
Prosser silt loam
Lickskillet cobbly silt loam
Bakeoven cobbly loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
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Eric Peterson, Winemaker

Patterson Cellars

"We are thrilled to be able to work with the premium fruit we get from Marshall and the crew at Quintessence and Shaw Vineyards.  From Merlot early each vintage to Port varietals at the end, every lot comes in clean and delicious.  Their grapes form the core of many of our most popular wines."

Where We Grow Our Vineyards

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Red Mountain

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Columbia Valley

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Horse Heaven Hills

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Wahluke Slope

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Yakima Valley

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Candy Mountain

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