Founded in 1988, Wilridge Winery is the oldest continuously operated winery in Seattle. In 2007 Wilridge planted its own estate vineyard on Naches Heights near Yakima.
Pinot Grigio is a food friendly wine that pairs with lighter dishes such as oysters and other seafood, but also has the acidity to stand up to heartier fare such as roast chicken or duck. Try some on your next picnic with a hunk of bread and some Italian cheese.
The Wilridge Winery 2014 Crawford Vineyard Chardonnay is lightly oaked to add layers of complexity over tropical fruit flavors and aromas finishing long and silky smooth. Third generation farmers meticulously tend the 80 acres of 17 year old vines at Crawford Vineyard sitting just outside of Prosser
Wilridge winemaker Paul Beveridge loves working with Italian grape varietals. Barbera is from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy where Nebbiolo and Dolcetto are also grown. The Piemontese sometimes say that they drink Barbera while they are waiting for the Nebbiolo to mature in their cellar. Barbera has wonderful fruity notes and bright acidity, making it a great wine for pastas with red sauces or traditional pizza.
Malbec is one of the five classic grape varieties that may be used in red Bordeaux wines.* However, it is Argentina, not France, that has created Malbec's sudden rise in popularity. And if Argentina can grow great Malbec, Washington State should as well, since the two regions are mirrors of each other in different hemispheres. The wine growing areas of Argentina and Washington are the same distance from the equator; so both get the same long days of sunshine during the growing season. Further, Argentina is protected by the Andes and Washington is protected by the Cascades. Therefore, it's no wonder why both regions produce exceptional Malbec.