The 46 acre Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard, is located three miles north of the winery in Lowden, Washington. The earliest plantings took place in 1977 and are continuing today. The Vineyard is Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe.
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The Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard is located three miles north of the winery in Lowden, Washington.
The vineyard was first planted in 1977 on third generation family land previously utilized for cattle and wheat production. It is planted predominantly to cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc. There are various experimental northern Italian and Provence varieties planted as well. . The Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Estate Red are the three principle wines produced from the Estate Bordeaux plantings. Our Washington State Chardonnay is typically a blend of fruit from the Woodward Canyon Estate and Celilo Vineyards and occasionally an Estate Chardonnay is produced as well. Very small amounts of Barbera, Dolcetto and a Provence- style blend (Erratic) are also produced from the Estate.
All grapes are sustainably grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. In the fall of 2008, the vineyard became certified, a two year certification process, by the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) via Low Input Viticulture and Enology LIVE and Vinea, the Walla Walla Valley Winegrowers’ Sustainable Trust. The IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The vineyard is also designated as Salmon Safe. Minimal drip irrigation is utilized and yields are typically in the 2 ton per acre range.