Dineen vinyard

Dineen Vineyard

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.


Petit Verdot is a late ripener so it does best in hot climates where long autumns allow for maximum flavor development.


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