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

Clear
Monday 10/22/2018 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 69F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23/2018 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 NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24/2018 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 63F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/25/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day. High 59F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 10/26/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High around 65F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/27/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 10/28/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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