Our vineyards sit next to the Wenatchee River, and we invite you to visit them. If you arrive on a day when tours are in progress, winemaker Charlie will actually take you around himself: the orchard trailer is “outfitted” with bales of straw for “luxury seating”, and our original (antique!) tractor does all of the work (while you sit sipping a glass of wine, of course!).
Wedge Mountain Winery produces eight different varieties of vitis vinifera, the European wine grape. The first acre was planted in 1999 on an experimental basis (with these eight varietals), and the best two varietals (meaning those which we hoped would do well in our unique growing conditions) were selected for further planting. In the spring of 2006, Charlie replaced three acres of apple and pear trees with an acre and a half each of Riesling and Lemberger, in what is now known as “Stony Hill Vineyard”. When Mother Nature is kind, we are able to produce a very limited quan tity of estate wine; more often than not, we are sourcing grapes from quality vineyards in other areas of Washington, particularly Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope, and the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley AVA’s.
A description of our winery would not be complete without reference to some rather unique features: an underground cave where the wines age gracefully in French and American oak barrels, a straw bale building (which you must see for yourself) which houses wine, equipment, and the tasting room, and (outside) a waterfall which invites you to “stop and rest awhile” with a picnic and a glass of Wedge Mountain wine.