As soon as I attempt to distinguish the share of any one sense from that of the others, I inevitably sever the full participation of my sensing body from the sensuous terrain. Many indigenous peoples construe awareness, or “mind,” not as a power that resides inside their heads, but rather as a quality that they themselves are inside of along with the other animals and plants, the mountains, and the clouds.

David Abram, author, The Spell of the Sensuous

Planted in 1997 on the hills East of the 7Hills Old Block, this vineyard has many winemakers clamoring for it's grapes, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. At the zenith of this vineyard lies our Block 1, which Leonetti has proud sole rights to.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley 930 - 1,050 feet Predominantly North with one block of SW exposure Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Silt Loam

The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon in the Walla Walla Valley, these gnarly old vines are treasured for the incredible intensity and balance of the fruit they yield. This vineyard frequently is the heart of our Reserve.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
Adjacent to SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley 880 feet Level Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Ellisforde Silt Loam

Terraces carved into the side of this incredibly steep East facing slope on shallow rocky soils are a unique site in the Valley. The balance of the vineyard is planted to high density (2074 plants/ac) and is the finest fruit we have ever produced off of a young vineyard.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
SeVein - Southern Walla Walla Valley 1,200 - 1,430 feet South, East, North Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico Walla Walla Silt Loam - Lickskillet Very Stony Loam - Anderly Silt Loam

Our first venture into "the Rocks", we eagerly await our first fruit in 2016 from this impossibly cobbled vineyard.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater 970 feet Gently Westerly Slope Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese Freewater Very Cobbly Loam

Since Leonetti's founding in 1977, Gary had coveted the hillside to the East of the winery, and in 1999 we were finally able to acquire it and plant it a few years later. Ever since it has become a true backbone for all of our Bordeaux varietal wines, producing wines with stunning aromatics and perfect balance.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
On the Leonetti Estate 1,075 - 1,145 feet 2/3 West
1/3 East
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot Walla Walla Silt Loam

The oldest vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, this tidy block next to the winery makes some of the most unique Merlot we work with. The aromas are always uniquely of crushed fresh flowers and petrol and the beautifully delicate texture reflects that of the unique Onyx silt loam on which it grows. We’re proud to own this heritage block!

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
On the Leonetti Estate 1,060 feet Gentle West Slope Merlot, Cab Franc Onyx Silt Loam

On a perfectly crowned hillside at the base of the Blues lies our Upland Vineyard. The first in what is now becoming a destination for Bordeaux varietal vineyards, is noted for huge temperature swings from day to night which breeds power, density, and firm acidity.

Location Elevation Aspect Varietals Soil
North East Walla Walla Valley 1,500 - 1,600feet South Slope Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese Onyx Silt Loam