McQueen Vineyard

"Our original estate vineyard, McQueen sits atop a ridgeline of fractured basalt at 1,440 feet in elevation. This was the first vineyard to be planted in the Sevein development on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. We have two different clones of Syrah planted on terraces of southern exposure. Each vine is head trained on a single post of which we had to jack hammer out every individual vine hole. This is easily the most challenging block of vineyard we have ever farmed and cannot wait to release the single vineyard Syrah that will be completely unique."
- Josh McDaniels

AVA

Walla Walla Valley

Acres

21 planted, 50 acres total

Elevation

1200-1440 feet

Soil

Wind-blown Glacial Loess over fractured basalt

Rainfall

8-12 inches per year

Trellising

VSP, head trained

Planted

Spring 2007

Varietals

Syrah, clones Joseph Phelps and 174