Dugger Creek Vineyard
The grapes grown in this vineyard display a range of characteristics from high toned red fruits in the Merlot, Grenache, Sangiovese and Barbera to dark rich black fruits in the Cabernet Sauvignon. All varietals exhibit elegance with earthy structure, seductive aromas and silky tannins.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Barbera, Grenache
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 windblown silt known as “Loess,” over laminated lacustrine sediments known as “Touchet beds,” dense layers of sand and silt deposited by prehistoric floods. Ellisforde soils are located on terraces or side slopes. The average annual precipitation is 8 inches.
The vineyard is situated on a terrace, which provides good air drainage. This the key to this vineyard, which is one of the lower elevation sites on the South side of the Walla Walla Valley. In spite of the elevation, this mesoclimate is usually one of the first sites to bloom and the first we harvest on the Southside of the Walla Walla Valley.