Place

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.