Art den Hoed
Art den Hoed has several different vineyard locations within the Yakima Valley AVA that we source from; Snipes Vineyard and Sunnyside North Vineyard. Snipes Vineyards was planted in 1999, has a silt loam soil base and sits at around 1,000 feet elevation. Being the cooler site of the two, we get prettier, floral and more elegant tones from here. Sunnyside North was planted in 2003, has sandy loam with Ellensburg Flood Formation soils and sits around 1,200 feet elevation. The wines from this site are big but fresh due to being a warmer with the slightly higher elevation. Grapes sourced: Syrah (Snipes), Grenache and Mourvèdre (Sunnyside North).
Located in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA within the Walla Walla Valley, Stoney Vine was planted in 2007 on the Oregon side of the Valley. The soils are comprised of rounded basalt cobble in the ancient Walla Walla River beds creating one of the most unique growing regions in the world and wines of richer structure with notes of iron, earth and the classic rocks ‘funk’. Grapes sourced: Syrah.
Lawrence is situated over the Frenchmen Hills in the Royal Slope at elevations between 1,350-1,700 feet. First planting was in 2003 with more vines planted every year. With a good draining soil base of sandy silt loam combined with the location, we are able to produce with of rich structure, dark color and fresh acidity. Grapes sourced: Syrah, Roussanne and Viognier.
Situated around 850 elevation in the warmer Red Mountain AVA, Red Heaven has a diverse soil structure scattered all over the vineyard. Select clones of mainly Rhone varietals are planted accordingly to show the difference from block to block. Our block has a very classic warden soil base allowing for the big dark fruits and spice of the region to show strongly in the wine. Grapes sourced: Syrah.
Near the Walla Walla River on the south end of the Walla Walla Valley and only 850 feet elevation, Nostra Terra is a slightly warmer site that cools down at night. Combine that with the sandy loam soils and this works perfectly for our Rosé! We let it crop heavy so the brix stay low and let it hang a long time to develop flavor and varietal character. Grapes sourced: Mourvèdre for Rosé.
Located at around 1,100 feet elevation on the Southside of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, the soils of Los Oidos (the ear in Spanish) sit in the old riverbeds of Cottonwood Creek. Planted in 2009 to 15 acres on a ridge running east to west and with slightly higher elevation, it allows for proper ripening while keeping brix low and acids high. Grapes sourced: Marsanne and Picpoul Blanc.