Some big news in Washington wine today. What initially was a dialogue between four long-time friends and former business colleagues has evolve into an exciting new Washington wine project. The Red Mountain Elevated project combines new vineyards atop the Red Mountain AVA and the viticulture abilities of Cameron Myhrvold and Ryan Johnson with the acclaimed winemaking team from Avennia Winery, Marty Taucher and Chris Peterson. The project has 27 acres planted to largely Rhone varietals. Taucher is excited about the new project and mentions “The opportunity to work with fruit from this site is very compelling. It’s about fruit sourced from remarkable Washington terroir, about advanced techniques in vineyard management that change the status quo.” The project will create a new wine brand showing off this unique piece of land.
Chris Peterson is very excited to work with this vineyard and mentioned “Winemakers have shown that Washington can produce world-class wines.This is a chance to ask ourselves – what’s the new frontier for Washington wine? It’s exciting to think this project is a step in that direction.” The first fruit for the new project will be picked and crushed in fall 2018, and the first vintage will be released in late 2020 or 2021. The wines will be limited to 400-500 case projection. Learn more at www.redmountainelevated.com