Black Bridge Winery

River Vineyards

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot
Vine Age: 16.7 years (average)
Wine Regions: West Elks

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 14.37 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Marccellina Riesling (2011)$ -
2. West Elks Chardonnay (2012)$ -
3. Farmers Ditch Red (2011)$ -
4. Beezley Block Pinot Noir (2009)$19
5. Schaack Block Pinot Noir (2000)$16
6. 2011 Estate Pinot Noir (2011)$30

Farm Certifications

Certified: Sustainability in Practice

Land Profile


Elevation5718 ft.
Slope6% (3.46°)
AspectSoutheast (140.1°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season173553.26

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2266.2
Huglin Index2111.59
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1415.56

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season76.743.79.08
For more detailed information about the topography, climate, and soil of the vineyard blocks that grew these grapes, click on the individual blocks in the block list.

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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (8)

  1. Block: 1 (0.61 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    5710.19 ft. | Agua Fria
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  2. Block: Beavers Riesling (1 acres)
    Grape: Riesling
    5733.43 ft. | Agua Fria
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  3. Block: Chardonnay (2.81 acres)
    Grape: Chardonnay
    5731.38 ft. | Agua Fria, Fluvaquents, flooded
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  4. Block: First Block (0.39 acres)
    Grape: Merlot
    5694.7 ft. | Fluvaquents, flooded
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  5. Block: Pinot Noir Block (4.27 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    5711.74 ft. | Agua Fria
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  6. Block: Schaack Block (2.45 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Noir
    5711.14 ft. | Agua Fria
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  7. Block: White Riesling (1.13 acres)
    Grape: Riesling
    5729.97 ft. | Agua Fria
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About River Vineyards

Pinot Noir grapes planted in 1999

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Vineyard-ID: 3297
Created Date: March 25, 2013
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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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