CASTILLO DE FELICIANA
The estate of Castillo de Feliciana, located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, encompasses 66 acres just south of Walla Walla, WA. Tree lined Birch Creek meanders below the vineyard, flowing through the middle of the property into the Walla Walla River, which makes up the western border of the estate. Both water bodies are Salmon streams.
The Castillo de Feliciana Estate houses the winery, tasting room, barrel maturation facility, and estate vineyard. Vitis Vinifera (wine grapes) are planted on 6.5 acres of the best land on the estate property. The wine grapes are positioned in such a fashion to maximize fruit quality through sun exposure and adequate air drainage for frost prevention in the autumn and spring months.
The vineyard is situated at 900 feet, and is one of the lowest elevation sites in the Walla Walla Valley. Cooler autumn days and nights help to create a longer ripening period with excellent flavor and balance in the resulting wines.
The estate vineyard is diligently managed for maximum quality. The vineyard was established and planted in 2008. The varietals include a one-acre block of Clone 1 Tempranillo (Rioja clone), a one-acre block of Clone 2 Tempranillo (Portuguese clone), a one and a half acre block of Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon, a one and a half acre block of Malbec, a one-acre block of Merlot, and half of an acre block of Albariño.
The vines are rooted in a soil series that is known as "Walla Walla Silt Loam." These are wind deposited (loess) soils, with a fine, powder-like consistency. The structure and nutrient capacity of our soil, paired with precision irrigation, promote balanced vines and superb fruit quality. We truly believe that great wine is grown in the vineyard.
From our glass to yours, Salud!
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard and Winery