San Tommaso Vineyard

San Tommaso Vineyard is located in The Rocks District of Milton Freewater AVA, which is a viticultural area defined by its single soil series of basalt cobblestones. This sustainably farmed vineyard is certified as both LIVE and Salmon Safe.

The journey began in 2002, when Grower Tom Waliser planted the first five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. With careful planning and dedication, he expanded the vineyard with additional blocks, covering 8 acres of Syrah, Malbec, and Tempranillo. Each vine is a testament to Tom’s commitment to excellence. 

Formerly named Stone Valley Vineyard, we want to ensure that this site has ties to Tom Waliser in perpetuity. We recognize his contributions not only to our vineyard but, more broadly, to the entire Walla Walla Valley. The wine community would not be what it is today without his decades of hard work, innovation, and attention to detail. Tom deserves recognition, and so, we have named this vineyard for him – San Tommaso.   

The vines here are trained to vertical shoot positioning on their own roots. Spacing is 960-1050 plants per acre. Heat units for this site range from 3000 to 3200 units annually with 7-10″ of precipitation. 

Traditionally, this vineyard is the first to show bud break, bloom and veraison in the valley, but also the last to be harvested with brix readings that tend to be low. Fruit is hand-harvested at a target crop of 3 tons per acre. 


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