Wine Yakima Valley

Wine Yakima Valley is inviting
wine enthusiasts to its annual
Catch the Crush event
October 13, 14.
Each winery offers its own
celebratory events, including grape stomps,
harvest and crush activities, tours,
free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live
music, and of course wine

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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, near the center of the new Rattlesnake Hills Appellation in the greater Yakima Valley Appellation.

The vineyard sits on a series of gentle, southern-facing slopes at elevations from 1320 to 1460 ft. The vineyard is located above the irrigated portion of the Yakima Valley and is 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