Horse Heaven Hills Wine Columbia Valley, Washington
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Andrew Will Winery Champoux Red Blend 2017Bordeaux Red Blends from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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Andrew Will Winery Champoux Red Blend 2018Bordeaux Red Blends from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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Columbia Crest H3 Red Blend 2018Other Red Blends from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
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Learn about Horse Heaven Hills wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
"Surely this is Horse Heaven!”
Its wide prairies and rolling expanses led an early pioneer to proclaim that the region looked like “horse heaven,” and as a result, the area was appropriately named. Horse Heaven Hills is in south central Washington state, geographically bound on its northern border by the Yakima River and in the south, by the larger Columbia River.
Its proximity to the Columbia River contributes to a variety of climactic factors that dramatically affect its grapes. In particular, an increase in wind from changes in pressure along the river, which flows from the cool and wet Pacific Ocean, inland to Washington’s hot and arid plains, creates 30% more wind than there would be otherwise. These winds moderate temperatures, protect against mold and rot, reduce the risk of early and late season frosts, diminish canopy size and toughen grape skins.
The vineyards bordering the river are on steep, south-facing, well-exposed slopes, with well-drained, sandy-loam soils. But the soils of the appellation are diverse throughout, ranging from wind-blown sand and loess, Missoula Flood sediment, and rocky basalt. Horse Heaven Hills has an arid continental climate with elevations ranging from 200 to 1,800 feet.
The first vines of the appellation were planted in 1972 in an optimal spot now referred to as the Champoux Vineyard. Today it remains the source of some of Washington’s most desirable and expensive Cabernet Sauvignons. In fact, the appellation as a whole boasts many of Washington’s top scoring wines. Its primary grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Riesling.