The question that I am often asked is what makes Coyote Canyon Wines special.
I always say it starts in the vineyard. We have put 23 years of Love & passion into developing Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Each year we try to draw upon knowledge we have gained from past vintages. We have worked with a large number of wineries over the years from each we have been able to glean ideas and incorporate them in our farming techniques. The most important thing is to complete each task in the vineyard and winery in a timely fashion. There are so many challenges that effect timing- labor, weather, finances, and regulations.
We are blessed to be in the center of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The terroir adds it distinction to our wines. Our reds are known for their body and long velvety silky tannins.
The overall vineyard has a gradual southeast facing slope which is ideal for red wine grapes. However, we have a number of other smaller facing aspects that help to create a number of smaller micro-climates that allow us to successfully grow many other varieties. Coyote Canyon Winery got its name because of the canyon that cuts through the center of the vineyard. This Canyon helps to create some of these different aspects.
Let’s not forget the Love and Passion of our winemaker, Justin, for creating these great wines. He has poured his heart, energy and creativity into these wines. The quality of each wine is consistent and amazing as shown by the 5 double gold medals and 4 gold medals awarded to Coyote Canyon at last year’s Tri-Cities wine awards. I believe this March Wine Club shipment to be our best ever. My favorite wine is the 2012 H/H Estates Robert Andrews Mourvedre.
This is the 10 year anniversary of Coyote Canyon Winery. It was on Mother’s day 2006 we 1st opened our doors for business in downtown Prosser. We have evolved with several changes including our location to our current site. As proud as we are of our Vineyard and Winery we are equally proud of our wine club members. All of the staff at the winery are passionate about our wines and sharing them with you.
Cale Moon will provide music for our March 12th Wine Club pick up. Marti and I look forward to visiting and sharing in the fun of this pickup party.
Watch your Coyote Canyon Winery Calendar for 2016, under Jeriann’s direction, we look forward to some great fun as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary.