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First Planting in 2009 included Cabernet Sauvignon clones 191, 2, 4, and 8. Coyote Block also includes Grenache, Zinfandel, and Sangiovese. Second planting 2010 added additional Cabernet Sauvignon. The third planing in 2011 included additional Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Mourvèdre, and Petit Verdot.
Tempranillo, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Sangiovese, and Graciano, planted in 2012.
Planted by Larry Spencer in the 1980's, originally planted with only Chardonnay and Riesling. In 2013 & 2014, sections of the Chardonnay were converted to Riesling, Viognier, and Sémillon.
Planted in the 1990's by Larry Kornze with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Planted in 2009 the River Block houses the Tempranillo clones 1 & 2, Viognier, and Marsanne.
Other Colter’s Creek Vineyards
Arrow Junction Vineyard
Arrow Junction Vineyard, part of Colter's Creeks Estate, was planted with Syrah clones 1 & 3 and Shiraz clone A in 2015.
Arrow Junction Vineyards
Arrow Junction Vineyard, part of Colter’s Creeks Estate, was planted with Syrah clones JP-01A, 03 and Shiraz clone 7 in 2015.
Other Grape Sources
Located in the Sunnyslope region of the Snake River Valley and has been family-owned since 1900.
Located in the Sunny slope region of the Snake River Valley.
Located in Clarkston, Washington within the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. Owned and operated by Jim and Dana Arnett.
Colter’s Creek Winery produces quality wines form happy vines with the least environmental impact as possible. We focus on incorporating sustainable practices in both the vineyard and winery to reduce energy needs, sustain the soil, and minimize or reuse waste.
20-30% of our irrigation water is solar pumped. We use solar direct pumping to eliminate the use of batteries. When it is sunny our vines need water, and our pumps are working their hardest. Better wines are produced from deficit irrigated vines. We irrigate with low-pressure drip lines, and can very accurately apply water directly to the root zone to control growth, and minimize evaporation.
We compost all of our vine trimmings, grape must, stems, and pomace, re-applying it directly to the vines. This improves our soil, and reduces the amount of fertilizer brought in from outside the vineyard. We collect winery process water, settle and stabilize it to reduce BOD, and re-apply to vines it through our drip irrigation system.
Our winery building and barrel storage areas are super-insulated, and heating/cooling is accomplished by a ground-source heat pump, the most efficient form of heating and cooling available. Our cellar is a concrete bunker dug into the hillside, offering stable temperatures year-round.