Bergevin Lane Vineyards sources from vineyards primarily located in the Walla Walla and Wahluke Slope appellations, including Francisca’s, Les Collines, and Stone Tree Vineyards. Our own 25 acre Estate Vineyard, Bergevin Springs Vineyard was planted in May 2011. This unique site is planted on Bergevin homestead land from 1903. Our “Estate” wines are in the making!
Our northerly latitude provides for an extended growing season with long sunshine filled days balanced by cool evening temperatures. This allows grapes to develop flavor and complexity slowly, while retaining natural acidity. Complex soils composed of loam, silt, loess and cobbles offer perfect drainage.
Sourcing grapes from various vineyard locations and sizes adds complexity to our wines, and we have chosen vineyards that will consistently produce fruit that matches our flavor profiles. We have long term contracts with small boutique vineyards such as Francisca’s Vineyard and larger established vineyards such as Les Collines and Stone Tree Vineyards. We also source fruit in the Yakima and Columbia Valley vineyards for added complexity and flavor nuances.
StoneTree Vineyard is located on 247 developed acres in the heart of the Wahluke Slope, one of the driest and warmest grape-growing regions in Washington. StoneTree is exceptionally well-sited on a gentle slope, rising from 940 feet up to 1,250 feet. This ensures good drainage and frost protection. The soil is classified as sandy loam, predominately the Scoon series: very shallow, well-drained soils on terraces and alluvial fans. This is typical of a geological location where a wind-blown loess has been deposited on a more durable substrate. The underlying sediments, glacial outwash, were deposited 13,000 to 20,000 years ago by catastrophic floods of glacial melt water from Glacial Lake Missoula.
Grape varietals grown include cabernet sauvignon and the other Bordeaux reds; Rhône reds such as syrah, grenache and mourvèdre; and more unusual varieties such as barbera, tempranillo, primitivo and zinfandel.
Les Collines (The Foothills) is one of the higher vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley with an upper elevation of 1,380 feet. This 240 acre vineyard is one of the valley leaders in minimal input farming with its own composting operation and extensive use of compost tea. It is internationally certified for Sustainable Farming by the IOBC and is certified as a Salmon Safe Vineyard.
Grape varietals currently grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Merlot, Semillon, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Viognier, and Riesling.
Our new estate vineyard, Bergevin Springs, was planted in the spring of 2011. The vineyard is planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, in addition to Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Viognier.
The farm has been in the Bergevin family since the early 1900s and we are excited to share both our family history and our commitment to sustainability and the environment with this new endeavor. Our first fruit was delivered in the 2013 vintage and we’re eagerly anticipating our first bottling! Watch us as we grow! We’ll be updating this page frequently with pictures, news and vineyard developments, so stay tuned for more details.