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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 Story

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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!

Our Vineyards

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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.

Red Mountain Vineyards
Columbia Valley Ava Map

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.

The Team

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Rooted in a rich agricultural upbringing centered around apples and cherries, Raul Chavez, our dedicated Vineyard Manager, has seamlessly translated his passion for farming into the world of grapes. Originally on a business trajectory at Central Washington University, Raul found his true calling in the fields, accumulating 15 years of expertise overseeing apple orchards at Evans Fruit and a decade tending to 360 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon at Sport Fisher. In April 2023, Raul brought his wealth of experience to Aquilini Vineyards, contributing a seasoned perspective to our dynamic team.

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Hailing from Mattawa, WA, Jose Madrigal's journey into grape farming commenced under the mentorship of his father, an esteemed Vineyard Manager overseeing a sprawling 450-acre vineyard. With a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture & Enology earned in 2021, Jose quickly rose to the role of Head Viticulture Technician at Sagemoor Vineyards in the Columbia Valley. His expertise continued to evolve during his tenure as the Assistant Vineyard Manager at Hattrup Farms in the Yakima Valley. Now, as an integral part of the Aquilini Vineyard Team, Jose is dedicated to crafting top-tier grapes and fostering collaborative partnerships.

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