AVA Rattlesnake Hills | The east-west trending Rattlesnake Hills are an anticline of the Yakima fold belt, a series of geologic folds that include the highest point in the Yakima Valley AVA. The mineral elements in the compressed limestone and clay soil at high elevations produce wines with distinct floral tones and a good balance of acidity.
Dineen Vineyard | Dineen Vineyards began planting in the spring of 2001 and continues to add annually to the planted acreage. Currently there are 87 acres under vine. Dineen is focused on cultivating grapes traditionally grown in the Bordeaux and Rhone Valley regions of France. Presently, Palouse sources grapes from Dineen for their Cabernet Franc Rosé, Syrah, & Red Blend, which include the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, & Malbec.
AVA Horse Heaven Hills | The Horse Heaven Hills appellation is located in south-central Washington along the Washington-Oregon border. The area is among Washington’s warmer growing regions, allowing a wide variety of grapes to ripen successfully. Many vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills are planted on south-facing slopes, providing for extended sun exposure with limited frost risk. This warm hillside allows for mature stone fruit flavors ideal of white wines.
Crawford Vineyard | Third generation farmer, Connie Crawford, meticulously tends the 80 acres of 17 year old vines sitting just outside of Prosser, WA. She trains the vines to grow in a double trellis manner to improve grape quality by reducing shade within a dense canopy and dividing the mass of foliage into two. The vineyard is characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, moist winters, warden soils are predominantly found on terraces. Chockablock with nutrients and the perfect composition for drainage, grapes flourish in this good dirt. Crawford provides Palouse with perfect fruit and mineral balance in the Viognier grapes every year.