Anna Marie Vineyard
Anna Marie Vineyard is planted high in the Foothills of the Blue Mountains at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley. The soils of Anna Marie are the result of sediments of the Lake Missoula floods overlaid by windblown loess. The well-drained, fine sandy loam soil results in a range of characteristics from high toned red fruits in the Merlot to dark rich fruits in the Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. All varietals exhibit elegance with earthy structure, seductive aromas and high tannin levels.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Malbec
South side of the Walla Walla Valley AVA in Oregon
Ellisforde silt loam – the Ellisforde soil series consists of very deep, well drained soils formed in loess over laminated lacustrine sediments. Ellisforde soils are on terraces or side slopes. The average annual precipitation is about 10 inches.
The vineyard is situated on a warmer hillside location, with 9% slope which provides good air drainage. The North facing aspect allows for a longer hang time. Usually one of the last sites we harvest on the Southside of the Walla Walla Valley.