Wine Maker Notes
First planted: 1981Elevation:900 – 1,185 feetAspect: Northwest slopeSoil: Wind blownglacial loess, geologicallyyoung and rich in minerals.Very free-draining.Average rainfall:8 – 9 inchesTemp: Slightly warmer sitewith harvest starting asmany as 10 days earlier thanother valley vineyard sitesWind: High, predominantlysouthwest, addingto plant stress
Seven Hills Vineyard, plantedin the wind-blown glacial loess of geologically young,mineral rich soils, is one of the Walla Walla Valley’smost acclaimed vineyards.With the expansion of the vineyard in the 1990’s,L’Ecole No 41 became a vineyard partner withLeonetti Cellar and Pepper Bridge Winery. In June2004 Wine & Spirits Magazine named it "One ofTen Great Vineyards in the World.”
The unique features of Seven Hills Vineyard contribute significantly to the vineyard’scharacteristic rich elegance, earthy structure,seductive aromas and complex, silky finish.As our Estate vineyard, producing morethan a third of our total production, we felt itonly fitting to hand-select our oldest and mostdistinguished blocks to produce Perigee, a wineas exceptional as the vineyard.