2018 Grape Must and Juice Futures Now Available

Harvest is in full swing and normal shipping schedule shipping will resume mid-October

Rosé All Day!

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $175 Rose of Grenache – Columbia Valley, WA

We’re offering our first rosé. These Grenache grapes were meticulously farmed on the valley floor of Washington State’s Columbia Valley. We’re sending the grapes straight from the crusher into the press to produce a salmon colored juice ideally suited for making dry rosés in the style of Southern France.

Red Mountain Wine

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $195 Merlot – Red Mountain,  WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $195 Cabernet Franc – Red Mountain,  WA

Do You love Right Bank Bordeaux? Do you love Red mountain? We’ve got you covered with Merlot and Cabernet Franc coming from Washington’s most esteemed AVA.

“The Red Mountain AVA is located on a southwest-facing slope in south central Washington, a three and one-half hour drive from Seattle. At 4040 acres (1,635 hectares), this is the smallest, warmest wine-grape growing region in Washington. It has a unique combination of diverse geology, gentle south slope, consistent winds and notable heat profile. A complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types in Washington was created by wind-blown silt and sand over glacial outflow.  ” – Red Mountain Alliance

Orange Wine?

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Orange Roussanne – Columbia Valley

What  is that orange stuff all the hipsters are drinking? Meet orange wine, the darling of millennials. But don’t be afraid, orange wine is just white wine that had longer than usual skin contact time prior to pressing, giving the wine an orangish-brown color and increased tannin and phenolics. Winemakers have been doing this a long time.

New Red Grape Musts and Juices!

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $175 Pinot Noir– Chehalem Mountains AVA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM$155 Organic Chardonnay – Columbia Valley

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Sangiovese – Livermore, CA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $155  Malbec  – Rattlesnake Hills, WA

Returning Grapes and Juices

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Cab. Sauvignon – Rattlesnake Hills, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $175 Syrah– Walla Walla, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $150 Riesling – Willamette Valley, OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Gewürztraminer – Willamette Valley, OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $185 Petite Verdot – Rattlesnake Hills, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Roussanne – Columbia Valley

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $135 Old Vine Zinfandel – Lodi, CA

2018 Winemaker Magazine Conference

 

We’re in San Diego sponsoring our 6th Winemaker Magazine Conference and awards dinner. Its the largest gathering of home winemakers and the biggest amateur winemaking competition in the world. We brought 5 gallons of biodynamic Pinot Gris juice and 30 bottles of finished wine. You should be here.

Why are we at the Craft Brewers Conference selling grapes for making beer?

 

We’re here because after 7 years of tasting the beers made with our grapes we understand first hand why the beer-wine hybrid category is exploding (hint: it’s f-ing delicious).

We’re here because craft brewers know that you can’t substitute  industrial concentrates and expect  delicious results.

Lastly, we’re here because getting together with 20,000 brewers and eating hot chicken  and drinking beer in Nashville just sounded like something we needed to be a part of.

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Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne : White Northern Rhones in Washington State

Getting bored with Chardonnay? Check out Washington State’s emerging Northern Rhone white varietals.

Viognier – Walla Walla Valley 2017

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM      $165 per 5.25 gallon pail

Harvested 9/27/2017                        Brix: 23.3, pH: 3.49, TA: .51

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Walla Walla Viognier

“Viognier wines tend towards honeyed lushness, intriguing floral aromas, and rich texture.” – GuildSomm

“Most loved for its perfumed aromas of peach, tangerine and honeysuckle, Viognier can also be oak-aged to add a rich creamy taste with hints of vanilla.” – Wine Folly

Check out Great Northwest Wine’s list of recommended Washington Viognier.


Roussanne – Columbia Valley 2016

SOLD OUT!!  $155 per 5.25 gallon pail

Harvested 9/19/2016          Brix: 22.2 pH: 3.35

“Roussanne’s chief attribute is it’s

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Columbia Valley Roussanne

haunting aroma, something akin to a particularly fresh herb tea, together with acidity that allows it to age gracefully.” – The Oxford Companion to Wine

“Roussanne adds acidity, waxy minerality to Marsanne’s broader, oily texture and marzipan character.” – GuildSomm

“The big surprise  is Roussanne, such purity, almost a crystalline nature to the Roussanne grown here  (Washington).” Bob Betz, Master of Wine

Check out Paul Gregutt’s list of recommended Washington Roussanne wines.


Marsanne – Walla Walla Valley 2017

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM      $165 per 5.25 gallon pail

Harvested 9/27/2017                        Brix: 20.8, pH: 3.69, TA: .39

“Marsanne is a light straw color, almost

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Walla Walla Marsanne

green, with moderate acidity and excellent mid-palate richness. Its mineral flavors and aromas, and its low alcohol, make it an ideal blending grape. The varietal has been historically blended with Roussanne, where it tones down the viscosity and acidity of Roussanne and provides a more complex flavor. ” – Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Winery

“White Hermitage is the first wine of the world without a single exception.” – Thomas Jefferson


Cofermenting with Syrah

Most of the world’s greatest Syrah based wines come from the Northern Rhone and most of those Syrahs are cofermented with white grapes. This has the counter-intuitive effect of stabilizing color and increasing freshness. Here are the legal limits for blending white grapes in Northern Rhone AOC red wines.

  • Cote-Rotie – Up to 20% Viognier.
  • Crozes- Hermitage – Up to 20% Marsanne and Roussanne.
  • Hermitage – Up to 20% Marsanne and Roussanne .
  • St. Joseph – Up to 10% Marsanne and Roussane.

2017 Petite Verdot
Frozen Grape Must

Rattlesnake Hills AVA, Washington State

SOLD OUT!!

Harvested 10/25/2017                   Brix: 25.4, pH : 3.35, TA: .81

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Rattlesnake Hills Petite Verdot Vineyard

“Petite Verdot is the most startling discovery of what’s going on in Washington state today…Dense, highly pigmented, wonderful color, black-purple in the glass with a penetration of fruit flavor. It’s pretty incredible”. – Bob Betz, Master of Wine

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Washington Petite Verdot Grapes

The Rattlesnake Hills AVA contains the ideal growing environment for thick skinned, late ripening reds like Petite Verdot . The AVA lies within  the larger Yakima Valley AVA which itself lies inside the much larger Columbia Valley AVA.  The Rattlesnake Hills averages 2700 degree days a year which is 500 degree days more than the rest of theYakima Valley to the west and 100 degree days less than Red Mountain to the East ( Bordeaux gets roughly 2500 degree days  and Napa gets 2900 degree days). Night time temps drop 40+ degrees during the growing season to preserve acidity and freshness.  Rain is a seldom occurrence here with the area receiving just 7-10 inches of rain per year.

   The Petite Verdot vines are planted in the Harwood-Burke-Wiehl series silt loams that distinguish the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. These soils are a combination of wind deposited ancient or sedimentary alluvials and decomposed basalt over a lime-silica hard pan. This combination provides both exceptional drainage and ideal soil alkalinity for growing Vinifera.

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Picking Petite Verdot Grapes

2017 Grapes / Juice Futures

Frozen wine grape must and juice futures available for purchase below. These will be shipped at your convenience after they are harvested and frozen this Fall. To buy, simply click the “Add to Cart” button or click on the varietal to read the description, see photos, and view video of the vineyard. You don’t need a Paypal account to check out.

Red pails contain 5 gallons of must (juice, pulp, skins, seeds) and white pails contain 5.25 gallons of cold- settled juice. 

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $170 Syrah – Walla Walla Valley, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $135 Merlot – Suisun Valley, CA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $160 Cab. Sauvignon – Rattlesnake Hills, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Viognier – Walla Walla Valley, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Marsanne – Walla Walla Valley, WA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $150 Riesling – Willamette Valley, OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $160 Biodynamic Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $150 Gewürztraminer – Willamette Valley, OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $135 Old Vine Zinfandel – Lodi, CA

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $165 Pinot Noir- Willamette Valley, OR

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM $160 Petite Verdot- RattlesnakeHills, WA

 

 

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Gone Fishin’

Andrew and Mikey are going fishing from Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 15. We’ll resume normal shipments on Monday, July 17. We will not have access to phones or email while we’re away. Cheers!

We’ll start posting 2017 futures when we return. Expect some pretty awesome selections from the Walla Walla Valley!

2017 Winemaker Magazine Conference

Pick up your wine grapes and juice locally this Spring with free shipping. Click to see how!

 *Los Angeles CA local pickup date moved to Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 19th end of day ordering deadline.
Low Inventory Warning
Just Sold Out:

2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir                                                                   2016 Napa Valley Merlot
2013 Sonoma Valley Syrah
Nearly Gone:
2016 Rattlesnake Hills WA Roussanne  (15 Left)

Next Fedex Shipment Monday June 26th.

We had a blast at the 2017 Winemaker Magazine Conference and Awards at Cornell University in the Finger Lakes. Looking forward to San Diego in 2018!

Frozen Must and Juice