300 acres of Red Mountain property were purchased in 1992. Development of the winery and estate vineyard began in 1993. Transformation of what was once arid land featuring solely soil, sagebrush and bunch grass was officially underway In the same year we released our very first estate-produced vintages of wine, our first set of barrel caves were built. Created from the discarded large cement cylinders from the Legos project, they were dropped in by a large backhoe and then covered, and enclosed.
Terra Blanca’s first tasting room officially opened, running out of the Pilgrim’s house. Plans for the current building would be in development over the next few years, with construction beginning in 2001. Construction on the new facility officially began, entering a new era for Terra Blanca. This same year Red Mountain was officially established as an official American Viticulture Area (AVA).Construction of the new facility and barrel caves was taking shape. All of the sketches and plans started rounding into form. Keith worked with Jennifer Wedderman on the architecture during the project.Construction of the new facility and barrel caves was completed and ready for use. The Grand Opening was held in February of 2006 and has been the home of Terra Blanca ever since.