Our Vineyards

Double D Vineyard
Clos Chevalle Vineyard
Rocky Reach Estates Vineyard

Rocky Pond Estate Winery sources fruit from our three, L.I.V.E Certified/Salmon Safe vineyards located in Washington’s Columbia Valley region.

Vinifera grapes have been grown in Washington State since the 1800’s, but Washington State is a a relatively young wine region. Despite that, Washington State has become the nation’s second largest wine producer and its wineries are consistently ranked among the world’s top wine regions.

What makes Washington so unique is the magnificent Cascade Mountain range which creates a rain-shadow effect in the eastern side of the state. Most people don’t know that the terroir of the Columbia Valley is high desert—that means, you will experience long sunny days and cool nights. The difference between the daytime highs and the nighttime lows is referred to as a diurnal shift. The temperature change can be as much as 40 degrees! This allows our estate grown grapes to naturally lock in acidity to show that bright, fruit forward characteristic. Yet, unlike typical desert conditions, Washington has the mighty Columbia River to source its irrigation.

Fun fact: The winery itself takes its name from the tumbled granite stones found at the Double D Vineyard site, which were used to line the 1.2 million gallon irrigation pond at its heart.

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Double D Vineyard

At Rocky Pond
Columbia Valley AVA

Our Double D site, first planted in 2013, is the warmer of our three vineyards. These vines are planted between 700 to 940 feet of elevation, with uniform fine silt loam soil. The gentle slope of the site down to the Columbia River allows excellent drainage, and the high heat accumulation throughout the growing season makes it the perfect home for our award-winning Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Grenache, and Mourvedre. Double D vineyard is LIVE Certified—so you know that our farming and our wines meet the highest degree of environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Our Double D Vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.
• 11 miles south of Chelan on the Columbia River
• Elevation: 700 – 900 feet
• 165 total acres

Clos Chevalle Vineyard

Lake Chelan AVA
The presence of Lake Chelan – the largest natural lake in the state – moderates weather extremes in summer and winter, giving the grapes a chance to develop evenly, with a near-ideal balance of sugars and acidity. A higher elevation, and a distinctively coarse, sandy sediment from its glacier origins, further sets Chelan apart from the other Washington AVAs. With its 1250 to 1600-foot elevation along the south shore of Lake Chelan, our Clos CheValle vineyard combines lake effect temperature controls, glacial till soil, and decade old vines to create outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, as well as the high-quality Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and also the cool-weather Syrah Rocky Pond is known for. Clos CheValle is LIVE Certified assuring you that our wines meet the highest level of environmental responsibility and sustainability.
 
Our Clos CheValle Vineyard grows Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Menunier, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Viognier.
• Located on the South shore of Lake Chelan • Elevation: 1,250 – 1,600 feet • 50 total acres

Rocky Reach Estates Vineyard

Orondo, WA

The first blocks of grapevines at Rocky Reach were planted in 2018. The sandy soil, gentle slope down to the Columbia River and temperatures made it an ideal location for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Carmenere. Fifteen acres of grapes have been planted to date, with plans for more plantings in future years.

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