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 Ch√Ęteau 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 Morrison Vineyard was planted by Joe and Sid Morrison in 1968. It is the oldest vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills. We purchased the vineyard in 2001. Originally, it was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. Future plans call for planting all five Bordeaux varieties. Located at 1200 feet elevation, above the level of the Missoula Floods, it is on the Harwood, Burke, Wiehl silty loams. The Ellensburg formation, a remnant of the ancient Yakima River, forms the cobbly base for this soil. Naturally low in nutrient, these vineyard struggle to produce three tons to the acre.