Nestled in the southwest corner of the Walla Walla AVA, and a stones throw out side The Rocks AVA, you will find a 10th leaf vineyard called Rock Bottom.
Named Rock Bottom, due to the large amount of river rock discovered below the upper soils, there are 19.10 +/- acres of mature vines which sit at an elevation of 815 +/- feet.
The soils at Rock Bottom are Umapine silt loam. These well-draining soils require more frequent watering during the higher temperature months. Water is provided by an irrigation well under certified water rights from a tributary of the Goodman Spring Branch.
Seven different grapes are grown, all with north-south vine orientation and vertical shoot positioning.
The Bordeaux varietals include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The one Rhone varietal is a wonderful Syrah. In addition, there are 6 rows of the Spanish varietal Albarino.
The first vintage was harvested in 2012, four years after the first block was planted.
There are two automatic start wind machines. Automatic start computers turn on when critical temperature is reached. Likewise the machines turn off when temperatures warms up.
Exclusively offered by The WestOne Group, this well managed highly productive vineyard is now available.
Please contact CEO Ben Sinner for additional information.
This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.