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

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 03/24/2019 0%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy early, then sunshine for the afternoon. High 59F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Monday 03/25/2019 90%
Rain
Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High around 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/26/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 03/27/2019 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 57F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 03/28/2019 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 58F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 03/29/2019 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 03/30/2019 30%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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