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Category: Washington

Airfield Estates

Airfield Estates is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard situated in the heart of the Yakima Valley – Washington State’s oldest established AVA. For four generations, the Miller family has been farming in this region. The first wine grapes were planted in 1968, and today, the estate vineyard spans 830 acres and includes over 20 different varietals.

As the name suggests, Airfield Estates has ties to aviation. A portion of the property operated as a training base for hundreds of Army Air Corps pilots during World War II. To this day, a few of the original airplane hangars remain in use as farm storage facilities.


Wines:

Airfield Estates Chardonnay
Airfield Estates Bombshell Red Blend
Airfield Estates Merlot
Lone Birch Pinot Gris
Lone Birch Chardonnay
Lone Birch Riesling
Lone Birch Red Blend

For More Information Visit: Airfield Estates

 

Ex Libris, Columbia Valley

Ex-Libris is a Latin term for “from the library,” and was the guiding principal for this proprietary project by Douglas Polaner. Through connections with some top wineries in Washington, Doug was able to go into their vaults and secure some superlative lots of wine from top vineyards. The goal of the project is to produce wines that drink like $40 bottles, but sell for less than $25.

For most vintages, this Bordeaux blend contains all five of the main varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The wine is sourced from several top sites in Washington including the Sheridan Vineyard (made famous by Andrew Will’s single vineyard bottling), Champoux, Goose Ridge and Coyote. The wine is aged for 22 months in predominantly French oak, with about 15% new.

Wines:

Ex Libris cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

For More Information Visit: Polaner Selections

 

Division Winemaking Company, Portland

After spending time studying and making wine in Burgundy, Beaujolais, and the Northern Rhône, Kate and Tom Monroe decided to settle down in Portland and start both Division and the Southeast Wine Collective (Portland’s first urban winery). Grapes are sourced mainly from LIVE-certified (sustainable) and some biodynamically-farmed vineyards, and winemaking follows a light-touch, non-interventionist blueprint.

Wines:

Division Chardonnay “Un”, Willamette Valley

Division Pinot Noir “Un”, Willamette Valley

Division Pinot Noir “Deux” Johan Vineyard, Willamette Valley

Division Gamay Noir “Cru” Methven Family Vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills

Division Rose of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Division-Villages Pinot Noir “Méthode Carbonique”, Willamette Valley

Division-Villages “Béton” Gamay/Cabernet Franc, Oregon

Division Pinot Noir “Quatre” Bjornson Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills

Division Pinot Noir “Cinq” Armstrong Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge

Division Chenin Blanc “Savant” Willard Farms, Washington

Division Gamay Noir “Cru” Methven Family Vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills

Division Cabernet Franc “Granit” Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley

Division “Crémant de Portland” Brut Urbanique

Division Gamine Pétillant Syrah Rosé Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley

Division Gamine Syrah Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley

 

For More Information Visit: Division Winemaking Company