Olsen Vineyard is in the Yakima Valley AVA
Soils: average 2-3 ft depth, primarily silt loam-based soils on top of fractured basalt.
Elevation: ranges from about 750-1300 ft
Varieties: 21 different varieties
The first vineyard was planted in 1980. 1,150 acres of wine grapes on a variety of sites north of Prosser and Benton City spread out over a 10-mile span with different elevations, slopes, and aspects (well diversified). Martin and I are 4th generation farmers in the Yakima Valley, 2nd gen wine grape growers. They also grow apples, hops, concord grapes, blueberries, and cherries.