We planted our vineyard in 2006 on Rock Flour Hill in the Columbia Valley AVA, just outside The Dalles, Oregon. It’s big land, steep and dramatic (Scott says, “Pleasantly curvaceous”), a place of bright sky and wind from April through October, and cold winters, often with ice and snow. It’s clear the vines do not love it here; it’s more like an acceptance. But oh, the grapes they grow.