We have simple mission statement. We at StoneTree Vineyard are going to grow the best wine grapes in the world.
Saddle Mountain Vineyards, LLC (SMV) was started by Tedd Wildman and Mark Wheeler in 2000 as a holding company for wholly owned vineyard properties. SMV is an LLC owned by a total of five partners, including Mark and Tedd.
StoneTree Vineyard is built on a 257 acres leased on a 25 year lease from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The soils are all classified as sandy loams or sandy silt loams, predominately of the Scoon series. The Scoon series consists of very shallow, well-drained soils on terraces and alluvial fans. This is typical of a geological location where a wind-blown loess has been deposited on a more durable substrate. The underlying sediments, glacial outwash, were deposited 13,000 to 20,000 years ago by catastrophic floods of glacial melt water from Glacial Lake Missoula. The flood water reached an elevation of 1450 feet.
StoneTree Vineyard is located outside of Mattawa Washington, in the Wahluke Slope AVA