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

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Monday 10/23/2017 0%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds light and variable.
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Tuesday 10/24/2017 0%
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Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 10/25/2017 10%
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 66F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Thursday 10/26/2017 10%
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Sunny skies. High 66F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 10/27/2017 0%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 10/28/2017 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunday 10/29/2017 10%
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Sunny along with a few clouds. High 66F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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