Morrison Lane produces fruit from its Estate Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley Appalachain. The vineyard Cottonwood Creek, the Morrison Lane site in the valley.
Morrison Lane Estate Vineyard
Located just south of Walla Walla on Cottonwood Creek west of Powerline Road, Morrison Lane Vineyard has supplied fruit to local wineries since 1997.
The Morrison Farm was established in 1918 by Dean’s grandparents. Dean and Verdie Morrison planted the first, four-acre block of Syrah in 1994. Since that first planting Dean’s quest for unusual varietals new to the Walla Walla valley has grown the vineyard to 23 acres in production with 9 different varietals. Upon his retirement from the railroad, Dean and Verdie opened the Morrison Lane tasting room in September of 2004.
Morrison Lane is known for providing rare varietals of grapes to area winemakers. One of two Carmenere producers, and the first vineyard to grow Counoise, Morrison Lane is proud if its growing reputation for unique varietals.
- Old Block Syrah – 4.5 acres planted in 1994
- Syrah – 2.8 acres planted in 1998
- Syrah – 6.5 acres planted in 1999
- Viognier – 1.1 acres planted in 1996
- Viognier – 1 acre planted in 2000
- Cinsault – 0.7 acre planted in 1998
- Carmenere – 1.9 acres planted in 1999
- Counoise – 1.5 acres planted in 1999 (first of its kind in Walla Walla Valley)
- Dolcetto – 0.6 acre planted in 1999
- Sangiovese – 1 acre planted in 2000
- Nebbiolo – 0.6 acre planted in 2000
- Barbera – 0.4 acre planted in 2000