Our Vineyards

“Our vision for Upchurch Vineyard began years ago. We fell in love with the magic of the place and the magic we hoped to create here... All we do is enhance what Mother Nature gave us a long time ago.”

- Chris Upchurch

Upchurch Vineyard

Red Mountain AVA

Upchurch Vineyard is located at the southern tip of the acclaimed Red Mountain AVA in Washington State. Vineyard manager Dick Boushey (Auction of Washington Wines Grower of the Year 2009) has made an art form of creating a micro-vineyard that combines Red Mountain terroir with European “small vine” methods and modern low impact sustainable farming.

  • Appellation: Red Mountain AVA
  • Planted area: 18.5 Acres
  • Elevation: 540-1,400 ft
  • Soil: Warden, Hezel, and Scooteney
  • Aspect: Southwest
  • Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Candy Mountain Vineyard

Candy Mountain AVA

One of Washington State’s newest and smallest AVA’s, Candy Mountain is one of four mountains nicknamed “the rattles”, due to their alignment with Rattlesnake Mountain. Candy Mountain, just southeast of Red Mountain, has a notable south-facing slope that creates outstanding growing conditions for red varietals. 

In 2022, Upchurch Vineyard planted 5 acres with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on Candy Mountain under the diligent supervision of vineyard manager, Marshall Edwards. The excitement for the 2025 harvest of these grapes is palpable!

  • Appellation: Candy Mountain AVA
  • Planted area: 5 acres
  • Elevation: 784 – 924 ft 
  • Aspect: Southeast
  • Soil: Sandy loam with fractured granite
  • Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Boushey Vineyard

Yakima Valley AVA

Arguably one of the most sought-after vineyards in Washington State, Boushey Vineyards has been owned and managed by Richard and Luanne Boushey since the first vines were planted in 1980.

Located roughly 5 miles north of the town of Grandview, the vineyards are on the southern facing slopes of the Rattlesnake Mountains. Dick's growing philosophy is to complement Mother Nature's work.

  • Appellation: Yakima Valley AVA
  • Planted area: 160 acres
  • Elevation: 700 - 1,400 ft 
  • Aspect: Southeast
  • Soil: Silt loam, windblown loess and deposits from the Missoula floods on top of fractured basalt.
  • Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Heart of the Hill Vineyard

Red Mountain AVA

Planted in approximately 20-acre increments from 2006 to 2014, Heart of the Hill's
distinctive tetromino shape and ubiquitous consideration as one of the top sites on Red
Mountain has left an indelible mark on the region. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates,
although smaller plantings of complementary cultivars (including but not limited to
Carmenère, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) allow for intra-vineyard blending for site-designated products.
Heart of the Hill is uniquely representative of the Red Mountain region as a whole, given its size and centralized orientation within AVA. A private water system co-owned with Ste.
Michele Wine Estates delivers reliable, Yakima River-sourced water.

  • Appellation: Red Mountain AVA
  • Planted area: 148.5 acres
  • Elevation: 739.6 - 844 ft 
  • Aspect: Southern
  • Soil: Warden silt loam, Finley stony fine sandy loam, and Scootney silt loam.
  • Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Petit Sirah, Mourvèdre, and Malbec