With 100 acres all organically grown, the founding farmers hope all future winegrowers will continue the practice. If so, Naches Heights will enjoy bragging rights as our state's only all-organic appellation.
He planted about ten of the 85 acres with 22 grape varieties from Italy, France, and Portugal. Beveridge is finding out which varieties perform best, picking yeast strains to pair with each pressing during fermentation, and deciding what type of barrel to age them in.
"this lovely Nebbiolo, one of a kind among Washington reds, has the classic light color and tannic structure of an Italian Nebbiolo..."