Growing Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Chardonnay, the vineyard consists of two primary blocks: the six acre Block '98 and the seven acre Block '14.

BLock '98

The six acre Block '98, so named because it was planted in 1998, is essentially a "founders" block since 1998 was the first year commercial grapes were planted in the Lake Chelan valley in modern times.  Block '98 contains one and one-half acres of Merlot, two and one-half acres of Pinot Noir, one acre of Cabernet Franc and one acre of Chardonnay.  


 The seven acre Block '14, planted in 2014, contains three acres of Merlot, two acres of Cabernet Franc and two acres of Malbec.

A defining characteristic of the vineyard is an 18"-48" band of pumice deposited by the 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.

USDA Soil profile

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 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, 0"-27", 
  2. Chelan gravelly sandy loam, pumiceous, 15 to 25 percent slopes, 27"-48" and
  3. Antilon gravelly sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, 48"-72"

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