Spring Valley Vineyard

(509) 337-6043 1682 Corkrum Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Spring Valley Vineyard is situated 12 miles northeast of Walla Walla, spread amid the picturesque wheat fields of southeastern Washington with the Blue Mountains providing the backdrop. The terroir demonstrates a mesoclimate that is ideally suited for growing wine grapes. The unique microclimate of Spring Valley also allows the grapes to develop their own distinct characteristics. Initially, we planted a 2 acre block of Merlot in 1993 on a south-southwest facing hillside. The vines follow the north-south slope of the hills in vertical rows. This orientation, coupled with the declination of slope, allows the vines optimal use of sunshine, air drainage, and the reflective nature of the surrounding wheat fields. Great care is taken when caring for the vineyard. Under Gaynor Derby’s direction, every grape is tended by hand, including crop thinning, leaf pulling, and harvesting, not to mention hand-burying individual canes to protect them from the cold in the winters of southeastern Washington. Today, Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Oregon's warmest growing season in recorded history, 2014, is brimming with bounty. With bud break, bloom and véraison all taking place about two to three weeks earlier than average, Oregon vintners can officially put the 2014 growing season in the record books. A warmer than average spring with just the right amount of rain triggered an early b... Read More

    From the article Vintage Scoop: Oregon in 2014


  • Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah 2008

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    Pretty interesting wine. Quite different from the California style for a Bordeaux blend. (Well, duh.) That might be from the lack of Cabernet Sauvignon. First of all, it is a very attractive bluish-purple in the glass. Big, fruity nose of blackberry and (I know there is no CS.) currant. On the tongue I get that initial blast of black fruit,... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Again, v v, an excellent report.  I think this is the best wine country trip report I've ever read.  I have often commented here that I enjoy Spring Mountain District wines.  Maybe your experience will add more popular respect to this district.  My experience is from Chateau Chevalier, Keenan, Smith-Madrone and Terra Valentine.  However, I do ha... Read More

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  • RRV, what a fantastic place!OT, Fogline has been added to the list, not sure if/when we'll get over to that side of town during the remainder of our time here.Big Al, I'm always open to recommendations, thanks. Sunday is going to be our Napa day but we're already booked with 3 appointments. Apsara, Failla and Spring Mountain.First wine stop on d... Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • More flavor, less grapes – that's the verdict on California's 2014 harvest. Recent numbers released by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service  predict that California's 2014 harvest numbers will be down eight percent, falling to 3.9 million tons.   “The California grape crop was reported to be earlie... Read More

    From the article Wine Institute: California May Have Trifecta of Great Vintages


  • It was a good October for Rheingau. This past month German winemakers from Rheingau lived up to their billing at the 2014 International Riesling Challenge (IRC) this past month in Canberra, Australia, winning two trophies and several gold medals for their submissions. A panel of seven judges and three associate judges tasted 500 rieslings at the... Read More

    From the article Germany Rakes It In At Canberra Riesling Challenge


  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks.  It will be a game time decision. Al, I enjoy all Keenan wines, and, in fact, as Fox has suggested, the Syrah is really not my favorite.  He is right about their Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  They actually have two Merlot bottlings--Napa Valley and Carneros.  I pre... Read More

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  • Now in its third century, Charles Krug Winery is the quintessential example of a multigenerational winery that fuses tradition and innovation to craft wines of high acclaim. It is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations. The winery dates back to 1861, when it was ... Read More

    From the article Four Generations of Napa Valley Winemaking Tradition at Charles Krug Winery


  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


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