Klipsun Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
Klipsun, the Chinook word for “beautiful sunset,” is universally respected and revered and has been named one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine. Founded in 1982 by the Gelles family, it is a source for some of the most coveted fruit in Washington. We are honored to source our 2017 and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively from Klipsun.
Otis Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA
Both our 2017 Chardonnay and our 2018 have Otis fruit in the final cuvée. Otis is one of the most historically important vineyards in all of Washington state. It was first planted in the late 1950's with an initial 6 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and the Chardonnay plantings are some of the oldest in the state. This leads to consistent fruit year after year. It is a privilege to source grapes from the same vineyard as Washington wine giants such as William Bridgman and David Lake.
Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Destiny Ridge clings to the bluffs 800 feet above the Columbia River creating a dramatic landscape. The estate vineyard for Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Destiny Ridge consists of 267 acres under vine where 23 different varietals are grown. The grapes are exposed to intensely hot days but are cooled at night by the cool river air. This dynamic diurnal shift is perfect for the varietals grown here and results in intense fruit and good acidity. We were lucky enough to source our first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Destiny Ridge.
Weinbau Vineyard, Sagemoor Vineyards, Wahluke Slope AVA
One of the 5 Sagemoor vineyards, Weinbau Vineyard boasts 460 acres under vine. Originally planted with Riesling and Gewurztraminer, the gentle south facing slope is now home to a number of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Malbec, and more. One cannot talk about Weinbau without mentioning the vineyards manager, Miguel Rodriguez. Miguel started at Sagemoor as a teen in 1979 and began managing Weinbau at the age of 23. Spend five minutes with Miguel and you will learn more about viticulture than most people learn in a lifetime. We proudly source Chardonnay from Weinbau.
Clifton Vineyard, Milbrandt Vineyards, Wahluke Slope AVA
Butch and Jerry Milbrandt are two names that have been involved in Washington agriculture for a long time. They started growing grapes in 1997 and have since become one of the largest growers in the state. Clifton vineyard is a very warm site and we feel that it is prefect for Rhone varietals. That is why we chose this site to source Grenache and Mourvedre grapes for our 2017 Rosé.