Discovery Vineyard was first planted in 2005 and is owned by Kay and Milo May. They co-mangage the vineyard with Paul Champoux who acts as consultant and mentor. The 30 acre site which overlooks the Columbia River is planted in 17 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, six acres of Syrah and one acre of Petit Verdot. Elevation on average is 550 feet and the soil is wind-blown loess over fractured basalt. All training, pruning and harvesting is by hand labor.

Owner Milo & Kay May
Vineyard Manager Milo May
Cultivated Acres 30
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Soil type Wind blown loess over fractured basalt
Climate / microclimate Semi arid desert – 4-6” annual rain
Exposition and altitude of the vineyards SW by NE
550 Feet
Vine Training system Vertical Shoot Position
Average age of vines 9 years
Average yield in acre 3 tons
Plants per acre 1089
Average harvesting time Last week of October
Harvest manual



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