Good fortune in great soils.

Our fate as winegrowers was sealed by an event we couldn’t have imagined if not for the geological evidence that proves the Missoula floods occurred 12,000-15,000 years ago.

These massive floods deposited a gift of rocky soils and rich sandy loam on our property, making ultra-premium wine production desirable and assuring a terroir like no other within the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This part of our property is where the Missoula Flood waters drained into the present-day Columbia River Gorge, leaving layers of cobbles and loam on either side of the drainage. Find out more about the history and geology of the area:

http://people.whitman.edu/~pogue/fieldtrip.pdf