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 it’s 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 deep 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

Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/19/2018 0%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 01/20/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 48F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday 01/21/2018 80%
Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 46F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Monday 01/22/2018 0%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 01/23/2018 40%
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Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 46F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/24/2018 30%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Clear
Thursday 01/25/2018 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

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