Basin City, Washington State
Planted by brothers Bob and Roger Gamache in 1980, and purchased by Sagemoor Group in 2016, Gamache Vineyard sits up on the white bluffs overlooking Basin City to the east in the Columbia Valley AVA, planted to Riesling, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Malbec.
The highest elevation in the vineyard is 960 feet. A gentle, mile-long southwestern slope ends at elevation 840 feet. Bordering the east side of the vineyard is a 300 foot drop to the valley floor, towards Basin City.
Gamache soil is primarily Warden sandy loam, with a little Kennewick sandy loam. There’s caliche (a hardened natural cement of calcium carbonate) about 12 inches down in the northern part of the site.
Vineyard Manager Miguel Contreras manages 180 acres of planted vines on the Gamache Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State.