Our philosophy at Bayernmoor is simple; make the best wines possible. In order to do that, the first step is sourcing the best grapes that are out there. We choose to work with vineyards who have the same goals as us and are willing to work as hard as we do to achieve them. We are honored to work closely with the following vineyards and their teams.
Klipsun Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
Klipsun, the Chinook word for “beautiful sunset,” is universally respected and revered and has been named one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine. Founded in 1982 by the Gelles family, it is a source for some of the most coveted fruit in Washington. Truly a jewel of a vineyard, the green vines shine like an emerald against the dry, desert background. We are honored to source our 2017 and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively from Klipsun.
Celilo Vineyard, Columbia Gorge AVA
Celilo vineyard is not only one of the top vineyards in the state, it is also one of the most beautiful. Perched above the mighty Columbia river atop Underwood Mountain, Celilo has the perfect combination of soil and climate that makes it so special. A high clay content that helps retain moisture and an average rainfall of over 30" per year allows Celilo to dry farm. We source our Wente clone of Chardonnay from one of the older blocks planted in 1990.
Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Destiny Ridge clings to the bluffs 800 feet above the Columbia River, creating a dramatic landscape. The estate vineyard for Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Destiny Ridge consists of 267 acres under vine where 23 different varietals are grown. The grapes are exposed to intensely hot days but are cooled at night by the cool river air. This dynamic diurnal shift is perfect for the varietals grown here and results in intense fruit and good acidity. We were lucky enough to source our award-winning 2016 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Destiny Ridge and resumed our contract with them starting in 2019.
Otis Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA
Both our 2017 and 2018 Chardonnay have Otis fruit in the final cuvée. Otis is one of the most historic vineyards in all of Washington state. It was first planted in the late 1950s with an initial six acres of Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Chardonnay plantings which are now some of the oldest in the state. This leads to consistent fruit year after year. It is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Washington wine legends such as William Bridgman and David Lake and source from Otis Vineyard.