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

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:03 AM PDT on October 22, 2018
Expires:
10:00 AM PDT on October 23, 2018
Clear
Monday 10/22/2018 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 65F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 10/25/2018 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/26/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/27/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around 65F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 10/28/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 63F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

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