Golden Ridge Vineyard

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Golden Ridge Vineyard


Golden Ridge Vineyard

Planted Area

7.35 acres


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153 Wheat Ridge Lane
Walla Walla, WA, 99362




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Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Wine Regions: Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 7.35 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

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Land Profile


Elevation1347.08 ft.
Slope4% (2.27°)
AspectSouthwest (218.46°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season133788.53

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2612.33
Huglin Index2232.32
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1398.91

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season75.648.88.8
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (3)

  1. Block: 1 (4.63 acres)
    Grape: Merlot
    1344.13 ft. | Walla Walla
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  2. Block: 2 (2.39 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    1350.71 ft. | Walla Walla
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  3. Block: 3 (0.33 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Franc
    1346.39 ft. | Walla Walla
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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.

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Vineyard-ID: 2914
Created Date: September 10, 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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