The Cliffs Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills
Our Boomtown red wines hail from The Cliffs Vineyard, perched right along the mighty Columbia River in the Southeast corner of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Beautiful fruit and balance are the hallmarks of these wines, and with the addition of roughly 10-15% of our Dusted Valley estate fruit, the result yields wines with polish, concentration and varietal typicity that over deliver time and again.
With temperatures moderated by the Columbia River, The Cliffs Vineyard is cool compared to much of what is considered a very hot AVA for WA, the Horse Heaven Hills. The cooler climate lends itself to longer hang times and phenolic ripeness which lead to old world sensibilities with bright core Washington fruit and natural acidity.
Two Gun Vineyard, Ancient Lakes
Sitting at an elevation of 1,500 feet, this cool site lends itself to an extended growing season and lingering hang time, which offers the minerality, beautiful fruit flavors and crisp acidity that we seek in our Pinot Gris. The vineyard is planted on the South facing slope of the base of the Beezly Hills where sandy-loam soils combine with fractured Caliche. This unique micro climate, combined with attentive growing practices, yield consistent quality fruit each and every vintage.
The Boomtown Chardonnay hails from several cool-climate vineyards in the Yakima Valley. The cooler climate offers a natural acidity that we seek in our finished wines and serves as the backbone of our Chardonnay program.
Designated in 1983, Yakima Valley was the first federally recognized wine-growing region in the Pacific Northwest. The valley has an arid, continental climate, with annual average precipitation at just 8 inches (20 cm). It’s one of the few appellations in the state where white varieties are more planted than red, led by Chardonnay and Riesling. Stretches of cooler terrain in Yakima Valley are home to almost half of the Chardonnay and Riesling grown in the state.