Sparkling Wine Juice | White Salmon Vineyard, Columbia Gorge AVA

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These grapes were picked at lower brix and lightly pressed. When making sparkling in the traditional method you will add sugar so you must complete the primary fermentation at a lower alcohol level. Every home winemaker should experience the joy of making sparkling wine! Choose from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay or create your own blend.

Pinot Noir

A mature vineyard of Dijon clones 115, 114 and 777 offer a contrast and distinct alternative to California Pinot Noir. The shorter growing season, longer sunlit days, and cooler weather during maturation separate this Willamette Valley style. Close plantings, rocky volcanic soil and hand tended VSP training have earned these grapes double gold awards! Grown only a mile from the Oregon Boarder, in the cool end of the Columbia Gorge AVA these grapes  are well suited for sparkling wine.

Chardonnay (sold out)

White Salmon Vineyard on Underwood Mountain has gained the reputation of producing some of the best Chardonnays in the Northwest. One costumer of White Salmon Vineyard fruit earned the title of Best White Wine of Washington in 2015 from the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.


Product Quantity

Sparkling, WSV Product Variation, OR



Frozen White Grapes – Sold as pressed and settled juice. Yields are estimates and vary depending on the winemaker’s racking style. All juice listed under current inventory is frozen.

  • Pails contain 5.25 gallons/19.9 liters of juice and will yield approximately 4.5 – 5 gallons of finished wine. 
  • Drums contain 46 gallons/174 liters of juice and will yield approximately 42 – 45 gallons of finished wine.
  • IBC Totes contains 240 gallons / 908 liters of juice and yield approximately 228 gallons of finished wine. 
  • Delivery:
    • Pails can be shipped via FedEx, LTL or picked up at the freezer. We cannot FedEx drums.
    • FedEx Shipping – Orders from CA and OR ship at the same rate. If shipping to the Midwest or East Coast, select pails from PA for the best rate.

2019 Harvest Pre-order will launch in July. Pre-order is required on all fresh grape sales and recommended for frozen grapes to guarantee availability. For orders of a ton or more, please contact us directly. Sign up for our email list to stay updated on the harvest

Fresh White Grapes are sold as chilled, pressed settled juice at harvest. Pre-order is required, fresh grapes cannot be shipped.

  • The minimum order is 5 US gallons/18.9 Liters. Special pricing is available for bulk orders of 275 gallons or more. 
  • Please note, fresh grape juice is sold net, without containers and must be picked up at the processing site at harvest. California grapes/juice are processed in Petaluma, CA. Oregon and Washington grapes are processed in Underwood WA (1 hr. East of Portland, OR).

Winemaking Thoughts

Click here for our complete step by step instructions on making sparkling wine.

Thoughts specific to the 2017 Pinot Noir:

  • Juice Panel: Brix 20.4 , pH 3.28, TA 6.4 g/l, Tartaric Acid 5.1 g/l, Malic Acid 2.8 g/l, YAN, 72 Glucose & Fructose 206 g/l
  • Use DV10 yeast.
  • Add 14 gr. of Tartaric acid, a large portion of yeast food, ferment cool and complete malolactic fermentation.
  • Follow directions from the Winemaking section of the website regarding sparkling wine.


Underwood Mountain has recently been coined the “Burgundy of the Gorge.” This is because of the climate, the soil, and the ability to grow Burgundian style wines. White Salmon Vineyard grows some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes not only in The Gorge but in the United States.

We listen to our grapes. They tell us what they need and how we can help them. We direct them like a conductor leads his orchestra. Each player knows how to play his instrument and all he needs is a good leader. Peter Brehm knows how to fine tune and direct his grapes.

We have forty-plus years of grape purchasing experience and 25 years of growing and processing experience.

In addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir we also grow Syrah, Malbec Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Our goal has always been to provide the finest expression of each varietal by matching it to our very diverse vineyard’s terroir. We follow organic growing guidelines, although we do not have any certifications.