Golden Ridge Vineyard
Golden Ridge Vineyard
Golden Ridge Vineyard
- Planted Area
153 Wheat Ridge LaneWalla Walla, WA, 99362
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Grape DetailsVarietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet FrancWine Regions: Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard SizePlanted Area: 7.35 acres
Wine HistoryThere are currently no known wines associated with these grapes. Edit the vineyard blocks to add wines.
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|Biologically Effective Degree-Days||1398.91|
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About Golden Ridge Vineyard
Golden Ridge Vineyard was planted in 1998 with the assistance of Paul Champoux, of Champoux Vineyards. Paul provided guidance in selection of grape varietals and the technical structure of the vineyard. There were originally approximately 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 6 acres of Merlot planted, and we added Cabernet Franc. We've also decided to add some more options for blending and planted new vines in 2012.?? The Golden Ridge estate vineyard is known for growing quality grapes, with a location that has a unique microclimate due to elevation, slope, sun orientation and close proximity to the Blue Mountains. Elevation ranges from 1260 feet to 1350 above sea level, which helps the plants survive the cold winter weather. In 2004 the vineyard survived a freeze that caused many vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley to lose viability. The slope of the land ranges from five to ten degrees, with a south-facing slope which maximizes soil drainage and sun exposure for the ripening grape clusters. Michael pays special attention to canopy management to assure the proper balance of sunlight and shade. The proximity to the Blue Mountains creates a rapid temperature drop at night of between 25-40 degrees from the daytime highs, which results in incredible flavor, dark color, and excellent acid retention in the grapes.
AdministrationVineyard-ID: 2914Created Date: September 10, 2012Edit History: View Edit History of this Vineyard
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Data Notes and References
NotesFarm 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.
The vineyard data presented here is most often sourced from the public data sources listed below. However, Everyvine also accepts data from vineyard owners who often have even better data they have collected themseleves.
If you have more accurate data on a vineyard go to: Data Submission page.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, http://ned.usgs.gov/, 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).
- SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov.
- Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/.