From grapes to wine...
The grapes for our flagship wines—Riesling, Syrah, and Pinot Noir—come from 7 acres of vineyards that were planted starting in 2001 on our family land on the south shore of Lake Chelan. In particular, our Pinot Noir, planted in clone 113 is a statement piece of Tunnel Hill wines exhibiting a distinctly earthy, spicy style of this classic Burgundian wine. We planted an additional acre of Viognier in 2012 and have been making an Estate wine from it since 2014. In 2013 we added a small plot of Malbec and released our first Estate wines from those grapes with our 2015 vintage. All in all we currently use approximately 90% of our own fruit for our wine production and hope to increase that percentage with the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018.