AVA Wahluke Slope

The Wahluke Slope AVA lies in a unique position in Central Washington State anchored by the Columbia River on two sides and the Saddle Mountains to the north providing one of the driest and warmest climates in the state. This is used to an advantage in controlling the canopy and character of the fruit with drip irrigation giving grapes in this area unique complexity.

Wahluke Slope AVA Statistics

  • Broad south-facing slope with a less than 8% grade
  • Deep topsoil with windblown sand
  • Less than 6 inches of rain per year
  • 425-1480 feet in elevation
  • Produces smaller grape clusters than other AVA's

Source: Washington State Wine

Wahluke Slope H & S Vineyards

Characteristics

Elevation: 824-852 feet
Acres: 151
Timmerman loamy sand

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Chardonnay

Wahluke Slope Mattawa 400 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 809-936 feet
Acres: 346
Burbank fine sand loam
Kennewick silt loam
Royal sand loam
Timmerman sand loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Gris
  • Riesling

Wahluke Slope Mattawa 13 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 859-935 feet
Acres: 135
Kennewick silt loam
Taunton silt loam
Finley - Taunton complex

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Wahluke Slope Mattawa 1 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 798-937 feet
Acres: 227
Burbank fine sand loam
Finley - Taunton complex

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Wahluke Slope Mattawa 8 Vineyard

Characteristics

Elevation: 796-841 feet
Acres: 68
Adkins fine sand loam
Kennewick sand loam
Taunton silt loam

GRAPE VARIETIES
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot

Where We Grow Our Vineyards

Vineyard at Sunset
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Columbia Valley

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Wahluke Slope

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