Wine Yakima Valley

During our Red Wine and Chocolate
event weekend — February 16 & 17
visit more than 40 Yakima Valley wineries
as they pair sumptuous chocolate desserts with
their very own remarkable red wines!

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Elephant Mountain Vineyard

Elephant Mountain Vineyards, owned by Joe Hattrup, are situated on a unique site located high on the southern slopes of the Rattlesnake Ridge at the base of Elephant Mountain. The vineyard sits near the center of the Rattlesnake Hills Appellation in the greater Yakima Valley Appellation.

The vineyard is a series of gentle, southern-facing slopes at elevations from 1320 to 1460 ft. It is located above the irrigated portion of the Yakima Valley and surrounded by dry land shrub steppe. The vineyard has a unique micro climate, perfect for growing and maturing wine grapes.

Established: 1998

Location: Western Yakima Valley on south slope of Rattlesnake Ridge.

Plantings: Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petite Verdot, Cinsault, Counoise, Cab franc, Syrah, Viognier, Sangiovese, Marsanne, Rousanne, Barbera.

Acreage: 120 Acres

Soil Composition: Sandy, silt loam over gravelly calcareous layers.

Heat Summation Units: 3200 plus

Growing Season: Long frost free growing season.

Elevation: 1320 feet to 1460 feet.

Slope: South and southwest slopes

Vine Spaceing: 6×9

Row Directions: NW and SW; NE

Training System: Bilateral cordon w/V.S.P.

Pruning Program: Hand prune to 3 ton per acres crop levels.


For more information, or to schedule a visit:

Call Joe Hattrup at (509) 877-7558 (home/office) or (509) 945-2672 (cell).



Phone: (509) 877-7558

1500 Nightingale Rd.
Wapato, WA 98951