Winemaker Bryan Mrachek has worked his entire life in agriculture, which has formed the base for a deep passion for world class wines. With his energetic demeanor and extensive knowledge of the estate vineyards, Bryan will put a youthful characteristic on a classic product.
There are few martyrs in the Church whose names are so famous as that of St. Laurent, in whose praises the most illustrious of the Latin fathers have written and whose triumph, to use the words of St. Maxiumus, the whole Church joins in a body to honor with universal joy and devotion.
In 1999, Mike planted the first 60 acres, on the Wahluke slope, to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the vineyards blanket 260 prime, fertile acres near the mighty Columbia River. The vineyard sites, on the Wahluke Slope, are located in the heart of the famous Columbia Valley AVA. The Wahluke Slope, has just been declared to be separate AVA, which is highly renowned for premier red wines. This terroir is known for several unique characteristics; first, is the great solar intensity - its day length and growing degree days; second, is the unique soil profile and fertility created by ancient lava flows and glacial floods - in the channeled scablands region. This dramatic and fertile growing environment grows consistent luscious, premier wine grapes which are sought out by world class wine makers. The lovely, full bodied and fruit filled wines that our state has become famous for, start with an excellent "terroir". Add to this unique terroir, a very diligent viticulture program- technically monitored by Michael Mrachek, producing wines which are artfully crafted by our winemaker- Craig Mitrakul. We hope that you will take a moment to savor the fruits of our "vertically integrated" farming operation from 'vine to fine wine'.