Browne Family Estate Vineyard

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The estate-grown grapes of our vineyard, planted in 2009, display terroir-driven flavors distinct from elsewhere in Walla Walla. Originally homesteaded by Uriah Corkrum in the Spring Valley, sprigs of wheat still perk up from the ground at will.
  • AVA: Walla Walla Valley, Spring Valley District
  • Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Malbec
  • Planted Acres: 103.1
  • Water Source: Well
  • Trellis: Vertical shoot positioning
  • Soil: The vineyard enjoys 300-foot-deep silt loam with remarkably little sand in its composure; a sticky, wet texture holds moisture exceptionally well. When paired with the diurnal shift—hot days and long, cool nights—the result is concentrated and well-pronounced flavor.
  • Topography: A southern exposure on both eastern and western ridges draws maximum sunlight for optimal warmth. In deeper ridges, dry-land wheat still grows, which in summer creates a bright flaxen reflection generating heat for vine ripening.
  • Climate: 12” of rain per year, average 2771 growing degree days