Underwood Mountain

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Underwood Mountain Vineyard looking westward to Mount Hood.

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.

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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 88F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Thursday 08/24/2017 10%
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Sunny skies. High near 80F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Mainly sunny. High 88F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 08/26/2017 0%
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Mainly sunny. High around 95F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunny skies. High around 100F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunny. High 101F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Mainly sunny. High 99F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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