Underwood Mountain

Panorama of Underwood Mountain Vineyard

To step onto the Underwood Mountain Vineyard is to be transported to another time and place. One feels like they are in the Swiss Alps. The vineyard is planted on a light-reddish volcanic sandy, clay loam called the “Underwood Series” that has accumulated through millennia of loess deposits and the slow degradation of the long extinct Underwood Mountain volcano.  Under this light quickly draining soil are basalt boulders ranging from as small as a fist to as large as a Winnebago. These special soils in conjunction with the truly cool sub-alpine climate make it the perfect site to grow aromatic white grapes.

In the heart of the Columbia Gorge AVA located at the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains, across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon, Underwood catches the last of the cooling maritime influence that dominates the Willamette Valley to the southwest. High up the mountain the vineyard escapes the heat and allows us to make focused mineral driven white wine.

Weather at the Vineyard

Chance of Rain
Friday 01/19/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High near 45F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 01/20/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 48F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Rain
Sunday 01/21/2018 100%
Rain
Rain. High 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Monday 01/22/2018 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain
Tuesday 01/23/2018 90%
Rain
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High near 45F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Rain
Wednesday 01/24/2018 80%
Rain
Periods of rain. High around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Snow
Thursday 01/25/2018 40%
Snow
Cloudy with rain and snow showers early changing to mainly rain showers in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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