Columbia Valley

2 acres sourced

Why we love it

Planted in 1988, Dionysus has some of the oldest vines in Washington State. These old vines benefit from an established root system, regulating vigor and allowing the vines to consistently produce rich, dense and generous grapes. Our rows follow the slope towards the southwest, almost 45 degrees off due north, which allows for nearly perfect sun exposure while minimizing over-ripening. As the sun lowers down in the evenings, both sides of the canopy receive evening sun, giving incredible evenness and consistency.

Grapes we source

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Notes on Terroir

The soils at Dionysus are varied, adding complexity to any wines coming from this great site. Dionysus has a secure water source thanks to the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. The vineyard uses advanced drip irrigation, with sprinklers used for frost control, cooling, and occasional irrigation driven by soil moisture monitoring. 

Dionysus Vineyard is one of five vineyards managed by Sagemoor Vineyard Partners, a pioneering group of wine grape growers in Washington State who over 40 years of experimentation now have the right grapes in the right places and the experienced management practices to help them thrive.
Marie-eve Gilla
WINEMAKER, MANAGING PARTNER
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