Our Vineyard Sources
Abeja Estate Vineyards
Our wines are produced from a combination of estate vineyards and fruit grown by long-term contract in other growing areas of Washington State.
Heather Hill is located at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley Appellation, adjacent to Seven Hills. The soil, aspect, and growing conditions are ideal for producing fruit of the highest quality. Because of its varied topography, it is, in effect, like having three unique vineyard sites that provide for diverse characteristics in chemistry, ripening, and flavor profiles. Planted in 2001 Heather Hill provides even, expressive, increasing complex grapes of exceptional quality. The spring of 2011 saw the first release Cabernet Sauvignon with the special Heather Hill vineyard designation.
Mill Creek Vineyard
This vineyard is located on the winery property in one of the air drainages of the east side of the Walla Walla Valley. It sits at the base of the Blue Mountains at an elevation of 1300 feet and has temperature fluctuations of 40+ degrees between day and night. This proximity to the Blue Mountains, makes it a much cooler site than those on the south side of the Valley, providing a site that is quite different from Heather Hill and well suited for varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah and Viognier were planted in 2000. Merlot and Chardonnay were planted in 2006.
Columbia Valley Vineyards
We also work with a handful of growers in the Columbia Valley who share our passion for quality, innovation, and the land. The diversity of varied growing areas is valuable to us as are these long-term relationships, which allow us to work closely with the grower to accomplish our goals in the vineyard. These include Sagemoor's Bacchus, Dionysus, and Weinbau; Celilo Vineyard; and Conner Lee Vineyard.