LES COLLINES VINEYARD
We consider Les Collines Vineyard to be one of the preeminent Syrah vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, and among the very best vineyards in Washington. The gently sloping, higher elevation terrain at the base of the Blue Mountains provides for warmer low temperatures and cooler high temperatures than valley-bottom sites — vines can start growing earlier in the spring and also avoid some of the worst of the heat stress from Walla Walla’s common triple-digit summer temperatures. Deep, fertile loess soils and ample spring precipitation allow for lower overall irrigation requirements most years. We particularly appreciate the Les Collines crew’s commitment to sustainable farming practices as exemplified by their LIVE and Salmon-Safe certifications.
Syrah and Viognier from Les Collines were cofermented for our vineyard-designate Les Collines Vineyard Syrah in 2017 and 2018, and we are excited for future harvests of Rhône white varietals that are being planted in 2019.