AVA Red Mountain

The unique characteristics of the south-facing slope of Red Mountain in southeast WA is known to produce big, bold, tannic red wines. Long hot days and cool nights create ideal conditions to produce smaller berries with high tannins making grapes from the Red Mountain AVA highly sought-after.

Red Mountain AVA Statistics

  • Average 90-degree day time growing temperature
  • Average 40-degree nights
  • 500-1500 foot elevation
  • Sandy loam & high alkaline gravel
  • Soil rich in Calcium Carbonate

Source: Washington State Wine

Red Mountain Quintessence Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 661-1,106 feet
Acres: 323
Prosser silt loam
Prosser sandy loam
Scooteney silt loam
Warden loam
Hezel fine sand loamKiona silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Mourvèdre
  • Petit Verdot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah

Red Mountain Shaw 32 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 500-1,144 feet
Acres: 96
Kiona stony silt loam
Prosser silt loam
Warden silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Mourvèdre
  • Syrah

Red Mountain Obelisco Vineyard


Characteristics

Elevation: 762-871 feet
Acres: 27
Scooteney silt loam
Warden silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot

Red Mountain Scooteney Flats Vineyard


Characteristics

Elevation: 680-692 feet
Acres: 33
Scooteney silt loam
Warden silt loam
Warden fine sandy loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot

Red Mountain Red Heaven Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 752-930 feet
Acres: 47
Hezel loamy fine sand
Warden silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carmenere
  • Counoise
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Mourvèdre
  • Petite Syrah
  • Souzoa
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Tinta Cao
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Zinfandel

Red Mountain Henry Earl Estate Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 659-766 feet
Acres: 15
Kiona stony silt loam
Prosser silt loam
Warden silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Sangiovese

Red Mountain Stanton Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 685-725 feet
Acres: 45
Finley sand loam
Starbuck silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Syrah

Red Mountain Northstar Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 684-742 feet
Acres: 13
Scooteney silt loam
Warden silt loam

Grape Varieties
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot

Red Mountain Quinn Ranch Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 665-761 feet
Acres: 18
Scooteney silt loam
Warden silt loam

Characteristics
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Verdot
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Brian Rudin, Winemaker

Canvasback

"Shaw Vineyards has been one of our most trusted vineyard partners since we started Canvasback in 2012. They have incredible vineyard sites in their portfolio, and they farm them to the highest level of quality.  With precision, care, and spot-on timing, they put a lot of pride in raising a perfect crop of grapes for their winery partners."

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