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Coastal Marine Climate
We are intimately involved in every step of the cider making process, from the soil our trees grow in to the inspired tastes that you pour into your glass
– Jeff Stoner, Founder, Greenbank Cidery
The orchard is located in isthmus of Whidbey Island which in unique coastal rain shadow. More sun combined with a cool marine climate results in an ideal setting for the apple trees to thrive. Our orchard contains over a dozen carefully selected cider apple varieties including sweet, bitter sweet, bitter and sharp.
Location: Elevated bench on the west side of the valley in the area’s best location. Adjacent to the winery and home vineyards and Home Vineyards.
Vines: Planted in 1982 with of Riesling, of Kerner, and of Cabernert. The Cabernet and some of the Riesling were recently replaced with Chardonnay, Gamay, Syrah, and Viognier
Soil: Gravel and sand. Despite the proximity to both the winery and home vineyard soil types are completely different.
Location: Located on the west side of the valley, in the area’s best region. Incorporates two distinct vineyard sites, one on the west side and the other on land that slopes toward the valley bottom.
Vines: Planted in 1999 this vineyard includes approximately of Merlot, each of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and of Gewurztraminer. A little more than half an acre of Syrah was added in the spring of 2014.
Soil: Today we own and farm a total of about and also relies on long-term contracts with some of the areas top grape growers. The winery takes great pride in its positive reputation amongst grape growers as an excellent winery partner. The respect of the growers is reflected in the quality of the fruit that they deliver to us.
Location: Elevated bench up against the mountain on the west side of the valley in the area’s best region. All-day and late-day sun exposure. Adjacent to the home vineyard.
Vines: First planted in 1986 to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Syrah was added in 2005.
Soil: It’s not! It is the usual stuff vines really love: hard and rocky with fine clay interspersed. This clay results in a high moisture-holding capacity, giving the vines a natural and constant reservoir of nourishing moisture and nutrients.
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