Welcome to our home in Washington State’s prestigious Red Mountain AVA,
where some of the world’s best 90+ wines are sourced. We’ve since added holdings in Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia Valley with the continued commitment to growing high quality grapes so you can make great wine.
Our family story began on a small farm in Brescia, Italy. These deep ancestral roots inspired a passion for farming and fine wine that we have carried with us for generations; it was our last great purpose left to pursue.
In our search to realize this dream, we immediately identified with Red Mountain’s up-and-coming youth. We knew its low rainfall, cleansing winds, and high alkaline soils could be tailored to propagate fine grape varietals. We felt Red Mountain was a place where one could make history.
We set out on our journey to put the Red Mountain AVA in the same breadth to rival the World’s best wine regions.
We’ve assembled a world-class vineyards management and winemaking team from Washington, Italy, and France to balance the best practices from the new and old worlds. It’s no wonder that every wine that is 100% sourced from these vineyards have scored 90+ points. In our more recent entries into the Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia Valley AVA’s, our single minded commitment continues: Grow the best grapes in the World!
Red Mountain AVA
559 acres owned, 546 acres planted.
Home of both our Elite and production vineyards. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah in Elite. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot in the production parcels.
Columbia Valley AVA
158 acres owned, 104 acres planted.
Just across the road from our Red Mountain vineyards, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
1,121 acres owned, 463 acres planted.
At these award winning vineyards, adjacent to the Tule Canyon, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese and Syrah.
Will was born in the middle of Washington State grape country. Growing up in and about the farming business and the family orchards, he has been around the area most of his life and has dedicated the past 26 years producing the best possible grapes in the vineyard that lead to outstanding wines. The goal of the wine has always been to capture a sense of place and time through the decisions that have been made in the vineyard, not only from the vintage itself but also since the vines were first planted. Starting in wine from the ground up with planting vines gives Will a unique point of view in evaluating properties across the northwest. In 2006, Will joined the Crimson Wine Group to bring the vision of their founders to reality through the meticulous development of Double Canyon’s estate vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, helping guide the daily operations, and assisting in building of the brands winery in the shadow of Red Mountain.
The start in the wine business was a great accident when an interview with Mike Hogue took a different direction and lead to a vineyard manager position with Hogue Ranches. The first assignment was to the development of Zephyr Ridge Vineyard for a partnership of owners that already possessed some of the best wineries and vineyards in the state. Along this same time Will’s family entered the wine business developing Phinny Hill Vineyard which continues to grow into one of the top vineyards in the state.
Will graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Business Management and a minor in Horticulture. He lives in Prosser with his wife Amy and their son Ryan. His daughter Taylor was recently married in Dallas, Texas.