Bonair Winery farms 40 acres of estate vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills of the Yakima Valley to ensure the quality of the grapes that go into make our wine. The Château Puryear Vineyard is located on the south end of Bonair Road and the Morrison Vineyard is located on the north end of Bonair Road. The Château Puryear Vineyard is our home vineyard. It was first planted in 1980 to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Riesling. It has since been expanded to include Pinot Noir, Touriga, Gewurztraminer, Petite Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 900 feet on the bench lands of the Rattlesnake Hills on the rich Warden Soils, highly prized for apple and cherry production in the past. The Warden Soils were formed about 13,000 to 20,000 years ago on lake deposits left by the Missoula Floods. They have since been covered by a fine silty loam. These soils are alkaline and rich in lime. They naturally limit production to less than four tons per acre.