I believe that in Washington State we have the best conditions for growing ultra premium wine grapes in the United States. We choose our vineyards based on location, climate, soil types as well as many other factors to ensure that we can create the wines we strive to. We have designated rows in our vineyards and work with the vineyard managers to make sure our wine grapes are grown to meet the standards for our wine program.
Every growing region has its own unique characteristics, all of which contribute to the flavors that we get in our wines. This is why we source fruit from all over the state. It allows us to have many different flavor profiles to work with and lets us really tailor the wines to become what we envision for them.
We work hard at picking the right varietals from the right regions so that we can create wines of great quality that we are proud to put the Cairdeas name on.
The Columbia Valley AVA is the largest AVA in WA and includes most of the smaller AVAs. We source fruit from a number of vineyards within the Columbia Valley
Learn more about the Columbia Valley AVA – here
Located on the Frenchman Hills of the Royal Slope. The Lawrence family has been farming the Royal Slope, near Royal City, Wash., in Washington for over 45 years.
Varietals - Viognier (WA clone), Roussanne (Tablas Creek clone)
Lake Chelan AVA was founded in 2009 and is a much cooler growing region than most of the state. For that reason some varietals struggle to ripen here but we find that the Syrah and Viognier from this area are spectacular.
Learn more about the Lake Chelan AVA – here
Antoine Creek Vineyard:
Just outside of the Lake Chelan AVA boundries lies Antoine Creek Vineyard near Pateros, WA. This is one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the valley.
Varietals – Viognier
A cooler growing site that gives us amazing flavors in our red varietals. Bright red raspberry and nice acid that bring character to our Syrah based blend
Learn more about the Rattlesnake Hills AVA – here
Dineen Family Vineyard
Just outside of Zillah WA one of the most sought after vineyards in the area.
Varietals – Syrah
The Wahluke Slope is a warm growing site in WA along the Columbia River. This site gives us great flavors in our red varietals
Learn more about the Wahluke Slope AVA – here
This vineyard is run by the Gilbert family just outside of Mattawa.
Varietals – Grenache, Mourvedre, Dolcetto
This vineyard is also run by the Gilbert family and is farmed sustainably as a 100% organic vineyard
Varietals – Syrah
The oldest AVA in WA state. Yakima Valley is more temperate than the rest of the Columbia Valley averaging 5-10 degrees cooler.
Learn more about the Yakima Valley AVA – here
Lonesome Spring Ranch
Located on the warm, well drained Rattlesnake Mountain bench near Benton City.
Varietals - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, and Marsanne
Meek Family Vineyard
Planted in rocky soils high above the Yakima River in Benton City
Varietals - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, Cinsault