ABOUT OUR WINES
Our first forays into winemaking took place in our basement with a half ton of Merlot. We quickly learned from those experiences- namely to not ferment half a ton of fruit in a basement! Our red wine production evolved from a Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese blend to fruit driven Syrahs, Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons. In 2015, we produced our first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
We have added white wines to our repertoire, starting with Riesling in 2012 and branching out to Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Through experimentation and learning, we are working on making white wines that emphasize their unique fruit characteristics.
We work with our fruit sources to procure the best fruit available. Each year, our grapes are slightly different due to weather conditions. If the weather is too dry or wet, the grapes react differently each year and it poses a fun challenge for us to produce consistent wines that our customers love and expect from us.
That being said, we still experiment with new varieties of yeast and new winemaking methods in order to draw out the optimal fruit characteristics for each varietal that we make.
And, while we love our fruit sources in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, we want to search within the other AVAs in Washington and Oregon for new grapes and vineyard locations.
Check out our online store to see our current production.
A future winemaking experience that we are looking forward to is the eventual production of a sparkling wine. Our first Rose from Pinot Noir will be released early 2019!