Silvara Vineyards

Vineyards


We seek out the best grapes in the state to create wines which embody all this land has to offer.  Please take a moment to learn and marvel at some of the vineyards from which  Silvara wines are  made.


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Kestrel Vineyards


The Kestrel View Estate Vineyard is home to some of the oldest vines in the state dating back to 1972. Located in North Central Washington, with 14.7 hours of sun per day, it averages two hours more sunlight than California's prime growing regions, allowing wine grapes to fully ripen. Warm temperatures throughout the day and cool nights allow the fruit's natural acids to remain high, creating richly flavored and well-balanced wines. Throughout the growing season, the plants are assessed on a block-by-block and sometimes vine-by-vine basis. Specific viticulture practices are utilized based upon the destination of the fruit and the desire of the purchaser. The care with which the grapes are grown and the knowledge of the people involved in that process are critical in the production of fine wines.

  • Planted: 1972
  • Location: Eastern part of the Yakima Valley, situated due south of Sagebrush ridge.
  • Total planted acreage: Two blocks of approximately 80 acres each.
  • Varietals: Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Viognier.
  • AVA: Yakima Valley
  • Soil Composition: Basalt bedrock overlain by unconsolidated sediments deposited by glacial outburst floods.

 

Kilpsun Vineyards


Klipsun Vineyards - Klipsun, meaning sunset in the Chinook Indian language - is located in the Red Mountain AVA of South Eastern Washington. Red Mountain is known for producing premium grapes with bold flavors and heavy structure. Klipsun has been rated as one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine and known as one of the best vineyards in Washington.

 Klipsun’s soil composition is mainly sandy loam, the majority of which was deposited during the Missoula floods.  The location is a considerable element of the success.  The vineyard faces west with approximately 120 acres. In the 80’s no one could have guessed Red Mountain would become the hotbed it is today for great grapes. Modestly, the owner notes, "Our fruit adds a nice component to wines." Recognized for its emphasis on quality over quantity, Klipsun's fruit is sold out every year.

  • Planted: 1984
  • Location: Between Richland and Benton City in the corner of Southeastern Washington.
  • Total planted acreage: 120
  • Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah
  • AVA: Red Mountain
  • Soil Composition: Primarily sandy loam, the majority of which was deposited during the Missoula floods.

 

Milbrandt Vineyards: Evergreen site


Evergreen vineyard is a part of the larger Milbrandt brand situated in the Wahluke slope. The Milbrandt family put down agricultural roots in Eastern Washington long before 1997, the year they planted their first grapevines in the area now designated as the Wahluke Slope AVA.  Evergreen Vineyard is located 7 miles northwest of the George.  With 452 acers of grapes, Evergreen specializes in Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Viognier, Semillon, Chenin Blanc 

Both experience and instinct told brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt the area would be one of the best in the state for wine grapes. Today the Milbrandt family farms 12 distinct estate vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA. The unique soils and dry, warm climate have indeed made Wahluke Slope one of the best places in the state for wine grapes.


  • Planted: 1998
  • Location: 7 miles NW of George, WA
  • Total planted acreage: 452
  • Varietals: Riesling, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier.
  • AVA: Ancient Lakes Area
  • Soil Composition: Layers of silt, gravel, and rocks with wind-blown sand forming the surface.

 

Wallula Vineyards


Wallula Vineyard is a picturesque growing location nestled high above the mighty Columbia River south of Kennewick. The vineyard is planted on south-facing slopes which vary from 2% up to 30% grade and its perimeter totals 9 miles of varied terrain.  Of this perimeter, the shore of the Columbia River provides nearly 3.5 miles of waterfront. From the river's edge at 320 feet above sea level, the property climbs a distance of nearly 3.5 miles to its peak elevation of 1367 feet. The lower elevations of the property provide ideal growing conditions for ultra-premium reds while conditions at the upper elevations allow for high quality whites to be grown. The river is of utmost importance as the water acts as a massive insulator where during the day heat accumulates quickly and at night it provides a cooling effect once the sun goes down.

  • Planted: 1956
  • Location: Above the mighty Columbia River south of Kennewick.
  • Total planted acreage: 700
  • Varietals: Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, , Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah.
  • AVA: Horse Haven Hills
  • Soil Composition: Deposited Shano silt loam soils on the site, with steep, basalt-rimmed canyon walls atop which the vineyards are planted.