Double Canyon Vineyard
Horse Heaven Hills
Prosser, Washington State
Located between Yakima Valley and the Columbia River, Double Canyon Vineyard sits in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation which has a dry desert landscape. The vineyard is planted primarily to Bordeaux varietals and Syrah.
The weather in the Horse Heaven Hills is influenced by the close proximity to the Columbia River, which creates sweeping winds and other distinctive weather patterns that protect the vines from extreme temperatures, fungal disease, and pests. Double Canyon Vineyard has sandy, quick-draining loam soils.
With the elevations ranging from 300 to 1,800 feet above sea level, a northern longitude and many south-facing slopes, the vineyards here receive an extended amount of daylight and experience cool evenings which helps the fruit ripen, developing concentration and also preserving natural acidity.
Vineyard Manager Will Beightol manages 90 acres of planted vines on Double Canyon Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hill AVA of Washington State.