Christianson Vineyards

Cliffside Vineyard

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc (Fumé blanc), Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio), Syrah, Malbec
Vine Age: 16.8 years (average)
Wine Regions: Grand Valley

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 10.25 acres

Wine History

Grapes from these blocks have been used in the following wines:
Wine (Vintage)PriceScore
1. Canyon Wind 47-Ten Red (2011)$12
2. Canyon Wind Cabernet Sauvignon (2007)$2582.5
3. Canyon Wind IV (2007)$10088
4. Canyon Wind 47-Ten White (2012)$ -
5. Canyon Wind Sauvignon Blanc (2012)$15
6. Iapyx (2011)$35
7. Notus (2011)$4587

Farm Certifications

These blocks do not have any farm certifications

Land Profile


Elevation4751.68 ft.
Slope3.3% (1.88°)
AspectSoutheast (123.31°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season170192.33

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days3135.24
Huglin Index2567.33
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1624.19

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season80.448.87
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 (5)

  1. Block: 3 (1.93 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
    4753.16 ft. | Fruitland, Turley
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  2. Block: 5 (1.7 acres)
    Grape: Malbec
    4746.54 ft. | Fruitland, Turley
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About Cliffside Vineyard

Planted in 2001 and 2002, this vineyard lies directly across the road from the Riverside Vineyard. This vineyard was planted with two more blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, and one each of Syrah, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio. In 2010, the Tempranillo was pulled out to make way for the fifth bordeaux varietal, Malbec. Being further away from the river, this vineyard has similar soils to the Riverside Vineyard but they are covered by an increasing depth of sandy soil mixed with some lighter clay. This increase in soil depth along with the inclusion of some clay allows fruit grown on this vineyard to show more concentration and brighter fruit than the Riverside Vineyard.

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Vineyard-ID: 2384
Created Date: June 25, 2012
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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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