Wahluke Slope AVA is one of the warmest regions in Washington. Desert heat and abundant water create excellent conditions for growing quality wine grapes.
Known primarily for red grape varieties and particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah their grapes tend to be full-bodied and ripe with pure flavor.
It's not surprising vineyards in this area have created wines with high accolades.
Wine Enthusiast awarded a 100 point rating to a wine. Wine Spectator named a wine from Wahluke Slope Wine of the Year in 2009.
Wahluke Slope Vineyards consists of two parcels which together total 173.43 +/- acres of mature vineyards.
Parcel one, 133.43 +/- acres planted in early 1980, with additional planting in 2000 plus 10 acres of new planting in 2015. Parcel two, 40 +/- acres with 15 acres planted in early 2000s and 25 acres planted in 2015. Row spacing 8 to 9 feet, 4 foot plant spacing and gravel vineyard roads. Vineyards elevations range from 568 to 948 feet, feature drip irrigation and receive water from the Federal Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and a State approved agricultural well. Both secure and clean water sources.
These vineyards lie in the Port of Mattawa urban growth area and present excellent commercial development opportunities as well.
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This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. WA license: 10566 OR license: 200501173