SEVEN HILLS VINEYARD
Walla Walla Valley
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.
VARIETALS SOURCED: Cabernet Sauvignon
CLONES: Cabernet Sauvignon - JD #8
ROOTSTOCK: Own rooted
WHY WE LOVE IT
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.
TOTAL NUMBER OF ACRES: 200
ACRES SOURCED: 0.5
POSITIONING: North facing
EXPOSURE: Beautiful plateau overlooking the Walla Walla Valley
SOIL TYPE: Silt loam, mineral, low in clay with good drainage
TRELLISING: Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
FARMED BY: Sadie Drury
YEAR PLANTED: 1980
SUSTAINABILITY: VINEA, LIVE members, natural cover crop, minimal inputs, earth -friendly, environmental practices
OUR SEVEN HILLS VINEYARD WINES
The famed Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon provides roughly half the fruit for our classic Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley each year, which, with its 20+ year old vines, provides the structural component that makes this wine so compelling. There is a reason that everyone has heard of this amazing site!
Cody Janett, Winemaker