We believe that great wine begins in the vineyard. That process begins with finding exceptional sites, collaborating with experienced and talented growers, making small lots of wine with great attention but minimal intervention and producing wines that are true to type and site and vintage. We seek to produce wines with great intensity of fruit but with balance which are made to complement food and to be enjoyed no matter the occasion.
AVA: RATTLESNAKE HILLS, WASHINGTON STATE
Elephant Mountain Vineyard is situated on a unique site located high on the southern slopes of the Rattlesnake Ridge at the base of Elephant Mountain, near the center of the Rattlesnake Hills appellation within the larger Yakima Valley appellation. The vineyard sits on a series of gentle, southern-facing slopes at elevations up to 1460 ft and the soils consist of a sandy silt loam which lays over a gravelly, calcareous sub surface. The site allows for extended hang time and ideal fruit maturation due to its elevation, slope and southern exposure.
AVA: CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS, WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
The Chehalem Mountains AVA and the Xander Taryn vineyard are capable of producing bold and fruit driven pinot noir wines but with the complexity and finesse expected from Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The Xander Taryn vineyard is a 7 acre planted vineyard site containing Laurelwood and Delena soil types located in this highly-respected viticultural area within Oregon’s north Willamette Valley. The Pinot Noir block sits at an elevation of 602 ft and is planted on a moderate slope allowing for excellent natural air movement and drainage which combined with the relatively high elevation allows for optimal growing and ripening conditions for the grapes.
AVA: WAHLUKE SLOPE, WASHINGTON STATE
Located at the East edge of the Wahluke Slope AVA, 12 miles east of the town of Mattawa, WA, the Weinbau Vineyard is today part of the renowned SBDW (Sagemoor, Bachus, Dionysius, Weinbau) consortium, and represents some of the oldest vines in the State. The land slopes gently south, with elevation ranging from 710-950 feet. Weinbau is a warm site with excellent air drainage, and soil is dominated by Kennewick silt loam.