Sugarloaf Vineyards is located on a southwest facing hillside in the western most section of the Rattlesnake Hills.
Established and planted in 2005 by Joe Hattrup, this unique vineyards site features hillside contours and a variety of soil structures that are perfect for growing wine grapes.
Sugarloaf specializes in Rhone varietals including Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier as well as the spanish varietal Tempranillo.
Location: Wester Yakima Valley on South slopes of Rattlesnake Ridgte.
Acreage: 37 acres
Plantings: Grenach, Tempranillo, Nourvedre, Syrah, Viognier, Riesling, Pinot Gris,
Soil Composition: Shallow silt loam, lots of gravel and clay mixed in.
Heat Summation Units: 3200 plus
Growing Season: Long warm high elevation frost fee with lots of hang time.
Elevation: 1000′ to 1250′
Vine Spacing: 6×9
Row Direction: 45 degree to the southwest
Training System: Bilateral cordon trained to VSP Vertical shoot position.
Hand pruned to three ton per acre