Double Canyon, a wine brand focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills appellation, is pleased to announce that it will soon break ground on a new winemaking facility in West Richland, Washington. Within a year, Double Canyon will transition all winemaking activities in-house to focus on the production of wines that reflect this unique region.
“We are committed to making best-in-class Washington Cabernet, anchored by our estate vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. The construction of this new winemaking facility will allow us to control all aspects of winemaking,” said Will Beightol, General Manager and Winegrower for Double Canyon.
Double Canyon will break ground in mid-August for the new 47,000-square-foot West Richland facility. Anticipated to be complete by August 2017, the initial production capacity will be approximately 50,000 cases, with the opportunity to grow significantly further. In addition to being situated close to Horse Heaven Hills, the winemaking facility is central to amenities of the greater Tri Cities area and near Washington State University’s new wine research facility.
“Crimson Wine Group is committed to developing our Northwest wine portfolio,” said Crimson Wine Group President and CEO Patrick DeLong. “Having our own winery will allow an even higher focus on quality and provide a footprint for growth in Washington State.”
Named for the two ravines that run through it, Double Canyon Vineyard was established in 2007 with the goal of creating high quality wines to express the unique character of the Horse Heaven Hills. The Estates Wine Room, an urban tasting room located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, opened in December of 2015. The venue features Double Canyon wines alongside brands from Crimson’s other Northwest properties—Archery Summit (Willamette Valley, Oregon) and Seven Hills Winery (Walla Walla, Washington).