January 20, 2019Dispatch 1 Posted By : Mitchell Lewis Staver/ 0 comments / Under : Vineyard Management A new vineyard has taken root in the Columbia Valley just outside of The Dalles, Oregon. Threemile Vineyard will rely on organic viticulture techniques and will deliver a unique and diverse set of cultivars to the Oregon landscape. The vineyard and the Mitchell Wine Group were founded by Dave Brown. Together they engaged industry experts to analyze every acre of the terroir, terrain and climate to select varietals that would flourish. Due to the dry microclimate of the Columbia Valley’s southern tip, a state-of-the-art irrigation system was custom designed and built by Mitchell Lewis & Staver to give the viticulturist precise control over the timing and amount of water the vines receive. This high level of influence over the vines’ overall robustness will provide sustainable yields and premium quality of grapes for the finest wines in the world. Their portfolio will include Chenin Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo, Mencia, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cab Franc, Mourvedre, Albarino, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, Grenache Blanc, and Cinsault.