Lanae Ridge Vineyard
We met Dick Boushey through some friends in the Washington wine industry. He is one of the best viticulturists in the industry. His vineyard site near Grandview, WA is pristine and beautiful after years of meticulous growing. Because we live several hours away, we do not get to walk Boushey Vineyards as much as Sawtooth, Skyline, or Daniels – which are only 45 minutes away. We typically visit after bud break, around veraison (when the fruit starts to turn from a green color to purple in red grapes), and as many times as we are able, prior to picking. Dick walks his vineyards every day and sends us regular reports on vine and fruit conditions. You can find out more about Dick Boushey in this article at Great Northwest Wine.
We source Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Marsanne from Boushey Vineyards.
4313 N County Line Rd
Owner/Manager: Dick Boushey
AVA: Yakima Valley
Grapes we pull: Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Marsanne
Located in higher elevations, Quintessence is the largest contiguous vineyard on Red Mountain. Established in 2010, the vineyard is managed by Marshall Edwards, who previously worked at Ste. Michelle and Canoe Ridge Estate in Horse Heaven Hills. Dry weather combined with rich volcanic soils and controlled irrigation produces near perfect conditions for the development of premium wine grapes.
We are thrilled to source Cabernet Sauvignon from Quintessence.
Milo May is a Boise guy who we happened to meet through a friend in the industry. Their site overlooks the Columbia river and gorge south of Prosser and is all managed by hand. He manages his vineyards beautifully and we are excited to be working with him for the first time for the 2016 harvest.
We pull Cabernet Sauvignon from Discovery Vineyards.
100 Columbia Ridge Rd
Alderdale, WA 99350
Manager: Milo May
AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
Grapes we pull: Cabernet Sauvignon
Ciel Du Cheval vineyard
Ciel was established in 1975 and for nearly 39 years has been providing grapes to some of the finest wineries, Ciel has a reputation for growing red wines grapes that have intense character and dense but supple tannins. The vineyard mission is to grow grapes that are the best reflection of the unique terroir and give a sense of place.
We pull Syrah from Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard.
Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard
4361 King Drive
West Richland, WA 99353
Manager: Richard Holmes
AVA: Red Mountain
Grapes we pull: Syrah
scooteney flats vineyard
In addition to French Creek Vineyards, Damon LaLonde is also the vineyard manager at Scooteney Flats – and has been since first planting of the vineyard in 2007. The vineyard is named for the Scooteney soil that comprises 95 percent of the soil on site.
The vineyard is located on the lower elevations of Red Mountain, famous for a winning combination of latitude, temperature swings and high velocity winds. These factors result in small grape clusters that concentrate intense flavors in the fruit. Damon continues to employ strict growing regiments to provide consistently high quality fruit.
We source both Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Scooteney Flats.
Scooteney Flats Vineyard
1333 Columbia Park Trail, STE 120
Richland, WA 99352
Manager: Damon LaLonde
AVA: Red Mountain
Grapes we pull: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Dave Daniel worked for a larger producer for years. When he was ready to slow down, he didn’t want to quit grape growing.
The vineyard was planted in 1998 and required ground-up retraining after freeze damage in January 2013. The vines recovered splendidly and produced an excellent 2014 vintage. Gravely silt loam soil and a southern facing slope is an ideal combination to produce delicious Merlot grapes. “Since we are not a large vineyard we focus on raising quality fruit that gets a lot of personal attention. We are thrilled to be partnering with Telaya. We share Telaya’s values of the importance of family and your passion to produce world class wine from high quality Idaho grapes.”
Dave manages the vineyard. His wife Angie, and their kids Matthew and Liz help with their support and labor.
We pull Merlot from Daniel Vineyard.
12197 Deer Flat Rd
Nampa, ID 83686
Owner/Manager: Dave Daniel
AVA: Snake River Valley
Grapes we pull: Merlot - 2016 Merlot will be our last vintage.