Wahluke Slope, Washington State
Owned by Sagemoor Group, Weinbau Vineyard was originally planted to Riesling, Chardonnay, and Gewurztraminer in 1981. After years of experimentation, the growers expanded, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre, Merlot, Carmenere, Grenache, and Cabernet Franc.
With views of the Rattlesnake Mountains to the south, and the Saddle Mountains to the north, Weinbau Vineyard slopes gently south, with elevation ranging from 710-950 feet. Being a warm vineyard site Weinbau has excellent air drainage, and the soil is dominated by Kennewick silt loam.
Vineyard Manager Miguel Rodriguez manages the 460 acres of planted vines on Weinbau Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA of Washington State.