It was an exciting and interesting year in the world of Pacific Northwest Wine, and for Precept. Great Northwest Wine reviews the top 10 stories of 2013, including our acquisition of vineyards in Washington and Oregon.
It was a huge year for Washington’s largest privately owned wine producer. Precept Wine in Seattle purchased vineyards in Washington and Oregon and continued to expand its production.
In May, Precept purchased Yamhela Vineyard in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It plans to expand it from 30 acres to about 120 in the next five years. It also owns Battle Creek, a 110-acre vineyard south of Salem.
And in June, Precept purchased a 174-acre vineyard near Red Mountain that it then renamed Skyfall Vineyard.
Precept now owns 16 vineyards covering 4,200 acres in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It owns such brands as Waterbrook, Washington Hills, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, House Wine, Sagelands, Ste. Chapelle, Sawtooth and Primarius. It also is looking to make wine in British Columbia.
To read all Great Northwest Wine‘s wine stories of the year, please visit here.