Canyon Vineyard Ranch
Formerly known as Snipes Canyon Ranch, the 500-acre parcel we know today is a combination of a prolific apple and cherry orchard run by Bob Stiles and vineyards planted as early as 1982 by Keith Klingele. More than 300 planted acres boast vinifera grapes, the oldest of which are on the east side.
Appellation: Yakima Valley
Planted Vineyard Acres: 315
Planted Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Syrah and Malbec among many others.
Elevation range: 950-1,180 feet
Soil and Irrigation: Sandy loam, utilizing deficit irrigation, working with Sunnyslope Valley Irrigation District (lower) and the Roza Canal Irrigation District (upper).
Interesting fact: Canyon Vineyard Ranch is also the heart of Precept Wine’s education center and corporate retreat. Former farmer and owner Bob Stiles still resides there and welcomes wine and spirits industry professionals who visit the property by appointment for wine education.