Zillah, WA (Rattlesnake Hills of the Yakima Valley AVA)
Management: Pat Dineen, Owner. Patrick Rawn, Vineyard Manager
Grapes: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Canopy Management: VSP trellis, bi-lateral cordon, 8×4 and 8×5 spacing
Elevation: 1050–1140 ft
Aspect: South-facing gentle slope
Rainfall: Less than 7″ annually
Soil: Harwood-Burke-Wiehl silt loam and Scoon silt loam with an abundance of stones in areas. Soils are shallow with depths of 8–24″. There is a good deal of Caliche (calcium carbonate) underneath at various depths. Soils are nitrogen deficient with very low vigor and maintain a pH around 7.3.