At Corliss, they exercise the discipline to make the highest quality decisions at each stage of winemaking, from vine to bottle. From sustainable, meticulous viticulture in their Estate Vineyards, to individual berry sorting at harvest, to slow native yeast fermentation in micro-scale custom oak and concrete fermenters. They follow this with extended elevage in barrel, rigorous selection of the best lots for blending, and over two years of additional aging in bottle before the wines are finally labeled and available for your enjoyment. Their winemaking is the result of teamwork and patience. Michael and Lauri Corliss have, from the beginning, been at the center. They are engrossed in every detail and have guided our winemaking philosophy. They are the barometer of consistency for developing the Corliss style.
The Jones Family has been farming in the Columbia Basin since the 1950s, but it was not until 1997 that second-generation proprietor Jack Jones planted wine grapes. Their first release was a 2001 Merlot and they haven’t looked back. Today, the Jones Family (now 3rd generation farmers) owns several vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes AVAs producing their excellent estate wines and also co-owns a bulk wine producer, J&S Crushing. In 2012, the family's long farming history reached a new plateau when Jones of Washington was named Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. Winemaker, Victor Palencia, grew up in the vineyards of Washington and has literally been making wine since he was 16 years old! Together Jones of Washington and Victor have won dozens of gold medals and scores of best value awards for their estate grown AVA-specific wines.
Long Shadows Vintners brings seven highly acclaimed vintners from the major wine regions of the world to Washington State, each an owner-partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing Columbia Valley wines that showcase the best of this growing region. Visionary wine executive, Allen Shoup, recruited a dream team of celebrated winemakers from around the world to partner with him – each creating a single iconic wine of their specialty from the top vineyards in the state.
In the beginning there was one wine, a 2007 red blend that was striking in quality, approachable and delicious. It was crafted with impeccable attention to detail and the benefit of top-quality grapes. People loved it. But not every occasion calls for the same wine, so Nine Hats brought their advantages of winemaking expertise and vineyard relationships to an expanded portfolio of affordable, sophisticated wines styled for the modern consumer. Originally blended from the declassified wines created for Long Shadows’ portfolio, Nine Hats stepped out of the shadows to put tasty, easy drinking, everyday wine in a bottle. We still rely on Long Shadows’ talented winemaking team to craft our wine, and friends like you to drink it.
Mark Ryan McNeilly founded Mark Ryan Winery in 1999 with the goal of making the best wines in Washington State. Mark is largely self-taught and has risen to acclaim through rigorous study. Mark Ryan Winery produces several labels including: Mark Ryan Wines, Board Track Racer (vintage motorcycle inspired), Numbskull (premium, cult label), Megan Anne Cellars (Oregon wines). In 2003, Mark built one of the first winery/tasting rooms in the now saturated Woodinville area east of Seattle.
Secret Squirrel is the “secret” entry-level wine from Corliss Estates in Walla Walla, Washington. Made form 100% estate-grown fruit from their Red Mountain, Walla Walla and Yakima Valley vineyards. The wines see extended (18+ months) barrel aging in French oak and are a stunning value for the price.
Matt and Patrick Rawn grew up in the Yakima Valley as 5th generation fruit farmers. In the late ‘90s, they convinced their uncle to rip out 80 acres of apple orchards in order to replant them with grape vines. Today, they manage over 250 acres of vines, including the family’s Copeland Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and Rattlesnake Hills AVAs. They craft value-driven, varietally correct wines that over- deliver on price.
Treveri Cellars is a family-owned sparkling wine house that produces some of the finest handcrafted sparkling wines in the United States. Treveri opened its doors in 2010 with a mission to put Washington sparkling wine on the map. Since then, it has been served at US State Department receptions and the James Beard Foundation in New York. Winemaker/Owner, Jurgen Grieb, holds degrees in Winemaking and Sparkling Winemaking from his home country of Germany, and focuses on 100% varietal wines, including some non-traditional varietals such as Petit Verdot and Muller-Thurgau.
Welcome to the Underground. The Underground Wine Project began as a collaboration between Washington winemakers Mark McNeilly (Mark Ryan Winery), Trey Busch and Jerry Solomon (Sleight of Hand Cellars). IDLE HANDS was the first release in 2009, with DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND and the cult favorite MR. PINK ROSE following soon after. Mark Ryan Winery is thrilled to bring these wines & wine club into the Mark Ryan family. Stay tuned for more...