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
Sunday 01/20/2019 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/21/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 01/22/2019 70%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/23/2019 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/24/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 53F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/25/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 53F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Saturday 01/26/2019 10%
Clear
Sunny. High 52F. Winds light and variable.

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