Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan are the red varieties to be planted, with the addition of five (5) Rhone whites; Viognier, Roussanne, Clairette, Piquepoul and BourBoulenc.
WWLC is a sustainable farming business that is committed to the highest viticulture standards for fine wine grape growing across our ranches in The Rocks District and greater Walla Walla Valley. In order to harness the sense of place that is possible within these distinctive wine appellations, we are dedicated to minimizing inputs and to farming in a way that promotes true terroir. Our decisions are guided by a belief in our stewardship of the land, as well as a strong commitment to the care of those who cultivate the vines. We endeavor to partner with vintners who share our vision of quality, integrity, and dedication to making remarkable wines that belong on the world stage and can stand the test of time.
Our current properties reflect our dedication to heritage sites within the Rocks District and Walla Walla Valley. Wines made from our ranches have consistently received high critical acclaim and we seek to continue to innovate our farming and business practices to ensure our partners have access to the best fruit possible.
Stone Valley Vineyard - originally planted in 1996 making this vineyard one of the oldest in the Rocks District. This pioneering site is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, and Tempranillo.
River Rock Vineyard - situated in a warmer microclimate in the Northeast corner of the Rocks, River Rock’s terroir gives way to elegant wines with purity of fruit and a backbone of Rocks basalt that ensure a true sense of place without sacrificing texture or balance. Plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.
Orselli - our first, entirely WWLC planted site. Orselli is dedicated to multiple clones and rootstock of Rhône-only varieties. We employ several training methods and mini head trained vines to create wines of unique expression and undoubtable sense of place. Orselli plantings include Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Viognier, Picpoul, and Rousanne.