Stoney Vine

"The Rocks" at Stoney Vine Vineyard.

Stoney Vine Vineyard in “The Rocks District”

In 2012, W.T. Vintners formed a new partnership with Stoney Vine Vineyard in one of the world’s most unique vineyard areas, the Walla Walla Valley’s sub-region known as “The Rocks District.” Unlike the dominant soils of Washington’s flood affected vine growing areas, the soils from “The Rocks District” are an ancient alluvial fan of river tumbled basalt cobblestones formed by the Walla Walla river. “The Rocks District” area shares its soil structure with only a couple very rare and special regions, evoking visions of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in France’s Southern Rhone Valley or New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay sub-region known as the “Gimblett Gravels.” While Chateauneuf’s famous “galet roulés” are just surface stones, the Walla Walla Rocks are deep, well over 200 feet in some spots.

The lower hanging fruit benefits from the radiant heat being absorbed by the cobblestones throughout the sunny days. More importantly, the heat that is absorbed by day continues warming the root system and assisting in ripening well into the night. The resulting flavors from the region are decidedly very different from anywhere else in Washington. Flavors and aromas of wild game, earth and deep heady fruits pervade the wines made from fruit grown in this small area, regardless of varietal. It is truly a special place and worthy of the critical honors the region’s wines continue to garner each year.

Weather at the Vineyard

Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/11/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with showers. Becoming windy for the afternoon. High 48F. Winds SSE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/12/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 46F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Thursday 12/13/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High around 50F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/14/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 12/15/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 46F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/16/2018 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/17/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

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