The vineyard has been densely planted to top clones of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also includes Grenache, Mourvèdre, Marsanne and Roussanne.
Since being founded in 2000, Buty has established one of Washington’s most highly regarded vineyard programs. Building on the great relationships the Buty team has formed over the years, this acclaimed vineyard program includes renowned grand-cru-caliber sites like Conner Lee, Boushey and Phinny Hill vineyards. In addition to its grower partners, Buty also has its own Rockgarden Estate Vineyard in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA.
After purchasing the land in 2006, Nina Buty named this vineyard Rockgarden Estate in honor of the famous cobblestones that help to make this section in the southern part of the valley such renowned winegrowing land. Rockgarden Estate is ideally situated in the highest part of the cobblestones. Working with viticultural guru Dr. Phil Freese, the Buty team developed Rockgarden with primarily one wine in mind—Rediviva of the Stones. To this end, the vineyard has been densely planted to top clones of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also includes Grenache, Mourvèdre, Marsanne and Roussanne. After an extensive three-year certification process, Rockgarden was certified organic by Oregon Tilth on October 15th, 2010.