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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Klipsun Vineyards

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Located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard grows some of Washington’s highest quality winegrapes. Named as one of the Top 25 Vineyards in the World by Wine & Spirits magazine, Klipsun grapes are used in many of Washingtons’ premium wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Nebbiolo are the primary varieties grown on this 120 acre estate which was founded in 1982 by Patricia and David Gelles.

Established: 1984

Location: Red Mountain AVA


  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Malbec
  • Mebbiolo
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Smillon

Acreage: 120 Acres

Soil Composition: Hezel and Warden soils

Heat Summation Units: May exceed 3,000 per year

Growing Season: March – October

Elevation: 600′

Slope: flat

Vine Spacing: 10’x6′

Row Direction: Predominately north-south

Training System: Modified Washington Sprawl

Pruning Program: Spur pruned

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Contact the vineyard for visiting information.



Phone: (509) 942-9850

11190 East PR 388 Northeast
Benton City, WA 99320