This is a 4th generation family farm that dates back to the 1920's. Mike and Karen Sauer, sons Jonathan and Daniel, and son-in-law Rick Willsey, manage the vineyards. Known as one of the top ten vineyards in the state, we harvest Riesling, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Syrah and Gewurztraminer at Red Willow. The vineyard’s iconic Monsignor Chapel makes this one of the most scenic vineyards as well.
“In farming there is no substitute for the soil, water, and hard work. Inherently, the nature of farming brings a spiritual dimension to our efforts. There is a connection of past, present, and future generations. For us wine brings the soil, the site, the season, and the efforts of many people together into a single vintage. Later that vintage becomes a cherished memory of that year."
Discovery Vineyard was first planted in 2005 and is owned by Kay and Milo May. Paul Champoux, another of the top grape growers in Washington, was a consultant on this site. Discovery overlooks the Columbia River from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. We harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from this Bordeaux-centric vineyard.
“The critics will someday critique what my winemakers and I have accomplished with our partnership in that bottle of wine. My management decisions are made with my vines in mind. What is best for them, balance-wise. Leaf surface to the amount of fruit, water applied compared to heat units, nutritional balance and the timing of all vineyard practices that will produce a well balanced grape that will be made into a well balanced, elegant wine.”
Located near Othello, the Connor Lee Vineyard was planted in the early 1980’s by Bill Connor and Rhody Lee. It’s managed by Tom Thorsen and Jerry Bookwalter the 2011 Grower of the Year. Jerry’s son, John Bookwalter, serves as our winemaker’s mentor and consultant. We harvest Chardonnay at this vineyard.
"Every bottle tells a story."
We harvest Petite Sirah at Olsen Bros. Their family's viticulture portfolio features nineteen varietals on 765 acres with over another 1000-plus acres dedicated to tree fruit and blueberries.
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
SUGARLOAF/ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN VINEYARD
We harvest Pinot Gris, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Grenache and Mourvedre at this farm owned by Joe Hattrup located near Zillah in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA.
"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
We harvest Pinot Noir at this family farm located three miles south of Canby, Oregon in the Willamette Valley AVA.
"A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world….oh sorry...that’s wine…wine does that."