Before purchasing the vineyard in June of 2013 three holes were dug for soil testing. The results were: 0”-27” brown, blocky, sandy loam; 27”-48” tan, granular, pumiceous fine sand; and 48”-72” tan, single-grained, fine sand.
A defining characteristic of the vineyard is an 18" band of pumice deposited by a Glacier Peak eruption 13,000 years ago. This band crosses the north side/top of the vineyard and is from 1-4 feet below the surface. The pumice is distributed throughout the soils of the vineyard.
700 Wapato Lake Road, Manson, WA
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To the right is an aerial image of Amos Rome Vineyards. There is a dividing line down the middle with three distinct blocks outlined on each side. The left half is Block '14 (planted 2014) and the right half is Block '98 (planted 1998). From top to bottom, Block '14 is Merlot (3 acres), Cabernet Franc (2 acres) and Malbec (2 acres) and Block '98 is Merlot (1.5 acres), Pinot Noir (2.5 acres) and Cabernet Franc (1 acre).
The vineyard is located on the north side of Lake Chelan approximately six miles uplake from the SE terminus of the lake. The USDA soil profile shows three bands of soil types traversing the vineyard from the top of the vineyard [elevation ~ 1375' above sea level, 275' above mean level of Lake Chelan] to the bottom of the vineyard [1210' above sea level, 110' above Lake Chelan]: 1) Chelan gravelly sandy loam, 25 to 45 percent slopes , 2) Chelan gravelly sandy loam, pumiceous, 15 to 25 percent slopes and 3) Antilon gravelly sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes.