5 acres sourced
With the first few acres planted in 1980, Seven Hills is one of the oldest vineyards in the valley and now stretches to more than 200 acres. The higher elevation and older vines, coupled with mineral deposits from the ancient lakebed, produce consistently high-quality grapes with good concentration.
The soils are silt loam, which is a wind-blown glacial loess that is geologically young and full of minerals, but very low in clay making for great drainage. The vineyard ranges from 800 to 1,050 feet in elevation, higher than most of the other vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, reduces kill-off during harsh winter weather and although the vines may be later to bloom, the long summer days allow for a rapid catch up. The north-facing slope helps to mitigate the intense heat of the growing season, and the grapes hang well into the fall.