Winemaker Chris Upchurch Launches 2016 Southwest Facing to Complement his Red Mountain Lineup Upchurch Vineyard Pioneers Euro-Inspired Sauvignon Blanc from Washington State
As often happens in our lives, outcomes are a product of many things coming together at a certain time and place. This seems especially true for Upchurch Vineyard: the family, the vineyard, the wine.
Check out this beautifully written article on the story of how Chris and Thea met, how Chris became one of the founding fathers of the Washington State wine industry and why Upchurch Vineyard is a family legacy.
Al Vuona with Off the Vine
Oct. 19th 2017
” A star is born with this year’s inaugural release of Upchurch Vineyard’s 2015 Counterpart, a merlot-based wine made by Washington state’s most revered winemaker, Chris Upchurch. Made from two-thirds merlot and one-third cabernet sauvignon, this wine offers notes of plum, graphite, black cherries and dark chocolate. Well-balanced and full-bodied with a very long, flavorful finish. $50 ”
1889 Magzine - July 2017
Washington vintners talk soil and sense of placeCheck out the fantastic article beautifully written by Naomi Tomky "Chris Upchurch is widely considered one of Washington’s best and most creative winemakers for his work at DeLille Cellars, as well as his own personal project, Red Mountain’s Upchurch Vineyard. At Red Mountain, he found a place where big cabernet grapes weren’t just powerful and rich but had structure he could build on, that he could layer with the rest of the blend’s grapes. "
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