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
Saturday 04/21/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 62F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunday 04/22/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
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Monday 04/23/2018 0%
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 71F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
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Tuesday 04/24/2018 0%
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Sunshine and some clouds. High 77F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday 04/25/2018 0%
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Mostly sunny. High 81F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 04/26/2018 0%
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Generally sunny. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 04/27/2018 10%
Clear
A few clouds from time to time. High around 80F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

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