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Short version:

Don’t mess up what the vineyards give us and keep the process interesting and lively.

Slightly longer version:

Too many people try to make wine into much more than it is and it ends up coming across as an intimidating and elitist pursuit.   Our goal is to go in the other direction:  keep it simple and make it fun.

At the end of the day, we’re talking about squished grapes.  But it’s the process the grapes follow from vineyard to bottle that is most important.  To start, we are blessed to have partnerships with the greatest growers in Washington State’s Columbia Valley and Columbia Gorge AVAs.  It’s these relationships that give us the best possible Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Pinot Gris.  We’re also learning how incredible Oregon’s Willamette Valley is for our Pinot Blanc dominant blend MEADOW.

In the winery, we treat the grapes with the attention and respect they deserve the minute they arrive.  Once the wines successfully complete fermentation, we make it our top priority to know what is happening in each and every barrel.  This allows us to craft world class, singularly distinctive, consistent wines for you to enjoy

Bottom line: we’re having a great time making delicious wines.
Ross Andrew Winemaking Philosophy