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

Rain
Tuesday 12/11/2018 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. Areas of dense fog. High 49F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/12/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/13/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/14/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional showers. High 46F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast
Saturday 12/15/2018 10%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High around 45F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/16/2018 80%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 44F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/17/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Mostly cloudy with some showers in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

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