Soil

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SOIL VARIETIES

The soil type for Stone Valley Vineyard is a basalt cobblestone soil, generated from an alluvial fan extending from the Blue Mountains. Continual floods from melting glaciers and snowpack in the mountains flooded annually for thousands of years forming this alluvial fan of cobblestones. The soil is made up of the materials dispersed by ancient river flows through the valley floor, dispersing rounded basalt cobblestones 20-60' deep, with silt loam mixed with the sand, gravel, and cobblestones.