Klipsun Vineyard

Klipsun Vineyard is one of the most celebrated vineyards on Red Mountain.

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Klipsun Vineyard, one of the most celebrated vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA, was named “One of the Top 25 Vineyards in the World” by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2003Klipsun roughly translates to “sunset” in the Chinook language.  Located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain, its dry and warm environment are ideal for Bordeaux varietals.  The oldest vines were planted in 1984 and now the vineyard includes over 120 acres of vines.  L’Ecole has been purchasing grapes from Klipsun since 1998, including old-vine Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon.  Julia Koch is the vineyard manager and viticulturist.  She works closely with us in managing our different blocks of fruit for the highest quality possible.

Year planted: 1984

Acres: 120

AVA: Red Mountain

Grapes produced: Old-Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Old-Vine Semillon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

Soils: Sandy loam and gravel with high alkalinity and rich calcium carbonate content

Weather: WA State’s warmest growing region


Acclaim & Accolades

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Best Bordeaux Blend in the World 2011 Estate Ferguson Decanter Wine Awards logo
Best Bordeaux Blend in the World 2013 Estate Ferguson 2016 Six Nations Wine Challenge logo
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