Minnick Hills Vineyard

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Minnick Hills Vineyard LLC


Minnick Hills Vineyard

Planted Area

29.85 acres




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2440 Middle Waitsburg Road
Walla Walla, WA, 99362



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Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carmenere
Vine Age: 18.6 years (average)
Wine Regions: Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 29.85 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

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Land Profile


Elevation1143.85 ft.
Slope4.1% (2.34°)
AspectSouthwest (225.96°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season132928.51

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2707.92
Huglin Index2290.17
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1451.15

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season76.149.18.58
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (12)

  1. Block: 1 (3.93 acres)
    Grape: Merlot
    1141.36 ft. | Walla Walla
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  2. Block: 10 (5.14 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    1112.94 ft. | Walla Walla
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  3. Block: 11 (0.5 acres)
    Grape: Petit Verdot
    1113.6 ft. | Walla Walla
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  4. Block: 12 (0.78 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    1112.64 ft. | Walla Walla
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  5. Block: 2 (3.6 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet
    1151.86 ft. | Walla Walla
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  6. Block: 3 (8.33 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    1189.35 ft. | Walla Walla
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  7. Block: 4 (1.97 acres)
    Grape: Syrah
    1124.95 ft. | Walla Walla
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  8. Block: 5 (3.9 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Franc
    1167.12 ft. | Walla Walla
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  9. Block: 6 (0.6 acres)
    Grape: Malbec
    1157.56 ft. | Walla Walla
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  10. Block: 7 (0.63 acres)
    Grape: Petit Verdot
    1153.44 ft. | Walla Walla
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  11. Block: 8 (0.4 acres)
    Grape: Carmenere
    1150.32 ft. | Walla Walla
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  12. Block: 9 (0.07 acres)
    Grape: Syrah
    1151.01 ft. | Walla Walla
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About Minnick Hills Vineyard

Minnick Hills Vineyard is located two miles north of Walla Walla WA. The largest part of the vineyard slopes to the south and west with an elevation between 1200 to 1050 feet. Volcanic ash from Oregon's Mount Mazama and loess deposited over thousands of years by wind dominate the soil profile. Sustainable viticulture is practiced with Salmon-safe certification and Low Input Viticulture & Enology Certification in process. The vineyard is owned by the Minnick family who have had both a dryland and irrigated farm operation in the valley for several generations.

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Vineyard-ID: 3366
Created Date: July 23, 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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