Explore this small vineyard that boasts 14 acres of selected varietals including Gewürztraminer, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Karma Vineyards rests on the beautiful south shore of Lake Chelan where its northern facing slope creates a relatively late harvest season.
At Karma Vineyards we are sustainable growers and have created a custom compost tea application every year, both foliar and root injected, to help maintain overall health throughout the vineyards.
Known for our sparkling wine, Karma Vineyards was the first vineyard in Chelan to cane prune Pinot Noir grapes. A technique commonly used with the Oregon Pinot Noir, we decided to try this method in 2006 with the goal of decreasing potential mildew, very common in this thin skinned tight clustered grape. Increased airflow has been key in creating a disease free Pinot Noir block, that has continually produced excellent Pinot Noir.
The Gewürztraminer is dry farmed, as it sits on a high water table, and produces a beautiful balance of sugar and acidity each year. Gorgeous fruit that is later made in the Alsatian style has continually yielded rave reviews from our Karma customers.
Owner Julie Pittinger studied Viticulture at Washington State University and manages this vineyard with Eddie Rodriguez, her lead Vineyard Operations Manager.