Members of our wine club receive:
* A 20% discount on all purchases
* Free tasting for you and up to 3 guests
* The opportunity to purchase new wines twice a year before they are available to the public
* Invitations to release parties and other events at the winery
There are two levels of membership – 6 or 12 bottles, twice a year. There is no fee to join. You can pick up your bottles at the winery or have them shipped to your home. Release package prices are typically $120-160 for 6 bottles and $240-350 for 12.
Wine Prices (Club price 20% off):
Spring 2017 Release Wines
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Red Willow Vineyard (Yakima Valley) $20 (Club $16) – 10-year-old vines planted at the western edge of Red Willow vineyard, at a 1,100 feet elevation and facing SE. Soils are sandy loam. The 1-acre block contains a field-blend of 8 Sauvignon Blanc clones, including Sauvignon Musque, and other French and Italian clones. Grapes were picked on August 25 and whole-cluster pressed into 85% stainless-steel tank and 15% neutral barrels, to ferment with native yeast. This vintage is reminiscent of the 2013 vintage, flinty, with a fresh crisp minerality and subtle nuttiness. 12.1% abv. 350 cases.
2016 Grüner Veltliner, Underwood Mountain Vineyards (Columbia Gorge) $24 (Club $19.20) – 12 – 14 year old vines in a Columbia River Gorge vineyard planted at 1,200 feet above the Columbia River on an extinct volcano. Soil here is a deep, well-drained, volcanic, sandy, clay loam. Vineyard is dry-farmed. Grapes were picked in 3 separate lots between September 3rd and 8th and given varying lengths of skin-contact, 0 to 3 days, and then pressed to 80% neutral barrel and 20% stainless steel tank to ferment on native yeasts. 13.5% abv. 246 cases
Next 2 sold as a pair… $50 (Club $40) for both
2016 Gewürztraminer Orange, Oak Ridge Vineyard (Columbia Gorge) – Oak Ridge Vineyard lies in the Columbia River Gorge, about 15 miles from Underwood Mountain Vineyards, at an elevation of 1,400 ft. From 33-year-old vines trellised to the Lyre system. The farming here is meticulous and the vineyard is certified organic and dry-farmed. We made 2 versions of the wine, this one fermented on the skins for 12-days in an open-top fermenter on native yeasts, before being pressed to neutral barrel. Certified organic. 12.9% abv. 53 cases.
2016 Gewürztraminer White, Oak Ridge Vineyard (Columbia Gorge) – From the same vineyard as the skin-fermented version above, only this version was produced as a white wine, where the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled, before being racked to neutral barrel to ferment on the native yeasts. Certified organic. 13.6% abv. 63 cases.
2016 Cabernet Franc, Copeland Vineyard (Rattlesnake Hills) $28 (Club $22.40) – 17-year old vines, from the same vineyard we started with in the 2011. Situated at almost 1,300 ft elevation on sandy rocky soils. Like all our wines, the wine is made without any manipulation of the fruit at the winery and all-natural fermentation. 12.5% abv. 341 cases.
2016 Syrah, Red Willow (Yakima Valley) $28 (Club $22.40) – Red Willow Vineyard was the first vineyard in Washington state to plant Syrah, back in 1988. We have the utmost respect for the Sauer family and their long legacy of grape farming in the Washington state wine scene. This is our first Syrah from the vineyard, from a new site known as the “lavender block”, on the Marcoux hill, using cuttings from those original vines. So this is just 3-year old fruit. It clocks in at a lower alcohol level rarely seen in WA Syrah, 12.4%, and has Red Willow aromatics of brine, mulled cherry, and meat. The wine was fermented using 50% whole clusters and aged in neural barrels for 4 months. 12.4% abv. 262 cases.
- 6-bottle club members: 1 bottle of each of the 6 new wines listed above
- 12-bottle club members: 2 bottles of each of the 6 wines listed above