Grand Opening of Upchurch Vineyard Winery

JUNE 03, 2016 AT 7:31 PM

Nearly 10 years in the making we welcomed guests from the deck overlooking our estate vineyard, Locally inspired Asian fusion fare and acoustic guitar insured a perfect afternoon in the Yakima Valley. Read the story.

"This is a unique plot of land, with the perfect amount of heat, sun, wind and elevation," said Dick Boushey, our Vineyard Manager . "I have worked with Chris for over 25 years, when he was starting out with the team at DeLille Cellars; we know and trust each other. Actually I might even say he lured me up to Red Mountain. This plot has taken a lot of effort, but it's proven to be worth it. The location and soil, coupled with Chris' approach and winemaking style have led to a very distinctive wine."

"Our goal was to create a home for our winery and our tasting room that would fit into the Red Mountain landscape," noted Thea Upchurch. "We needed room for our cellar and garden as well as to maximize the amazing views. We designed everything from the ground up, using local materials and craftsmen, as an American barn, traditional post and beam structure. It turned out even better than we'd imagined."

Again, thanks for all of your support, we couldn't do this without all of you!

-Chris, Thea, Kelsey, Emilio & Paco