Los Oídos Vineyards is situated at approximately 1100 feet elevation on Cottonwood Road in Walla Walla, Washington. The majority of the land is on the old river bed of Cottonwood Creek.
The property lies between Les Collines and Morrison Lane vineyards, almost due south from Leonetti Cellars. K Vintners' Powerline Vineyard is on the other side of the creek. In April 2009, the 15-acre Los Oídos Vineyard was planted on a ridge running east to west, sited on the property's highest ground. The elevated location enhances the frost protection provided by the wind machine, allowing cold air to drain away from the vines.
All of our plantings are high quality clonal vinestock sourced from Inland Desert Nursery in Benton City. Most of the Rhone varietals are Tablas Creek clones, which are cuttings from vines at Château de Beaucastel, in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These cuttings were imported by the Perrin family and subjected to the USDA indexing process to ensure that they are free of virus.
We also offer some other unique clones. The VCR clones (Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese) are from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, which is based in northern Italy and is one of the world's largest grapevine nurseries. VCR develops desirable French and Italian clones.