All great wines are made first in the vineyard. You cannot make world class wine with less than world class fruit. With that in mind, our Winemaker, Matthew Loso has selected specific plots of special vineyards, we lease them and they are farmed for us in accordance with his viticultural direction. We value vine age, and have some of the oldest vines in Washington producing grapes for our wines. We also value altitude and exposure in our vineyards, as they encourage quick drainage and produce grapes with balanced acidity. We utilize Vertical Shoot Positioning, as it encourages even ripening, free flow of winds, and allows for consistent canopy management. We seek to be good stewards of the soils and vines that give us our fruit, so that they will continue to give us our world class fruit in the future.