In the middle of the Salish Sea, above the clay cliffs of Hansville, there is a vineyard …
Planted in 2004 and then abandoned in 2009, this vineyard was rehabilitated by the Garrett family in 2013 when we started the multi-year process of rejuvenating the existing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines into a no-till regenerative vineyard that produces sustainable and environmentally conscious vinifera fruit without the use of herbicides and pesticides. During that time four acres of additional varieties were also planted and nursed to life. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are planted at 5ft row and 2ft plant spacing (4,300 vines per acre) making this vineyard one of the highest density planted vineyards in North America.
We grow cool climate grapes in the Puget Sound AVA, varietals include: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Siegerrebe, and Marquette. The vineyard’s heavy, heavy clay soils with their reddish orange swirls of mineral deposits help produce wines that contain delicate aromatic fruit profiles and maintain their acidity which are ideal for aging.
Our mission is to produce wines that have no additions other than 30ppm of SO2 when bottling. By making this wine in our gravity fed winery we can strive to leave in the bottle only what the terroir has produced based on the farming accomplishments of a given vintage!
If you would like to know more or have any questions please, please, please do contact Telve di sopra Vineyard’s winemaker Darrin so he can describe the vintage, farming techniques and practices, or any other questions regarding the vineyard or wine. Here is a direct line that you can call or text: 360-860-1759. Please do NOT hesitate to contact him, it is one of the main parts of his job and he really enjoys hearing from you.