The Land, The Story
Dick Shaw began his career in the vineyard world in 1981. He along with several co-investors met with the father of Washington viticulture, Dr. Walter Clore, who advised them on their first planting of a 100-acre plot on the Wahluke Slope. Dr. Clore advised them on the ideal location and varietals to plant. When it came time to invest more capital in the venture, Dick was the sole investor to do so. Unwilling to give up, Dick learned through trial and error which grapes to pull and which grapes to nurture. He continued to hone his skill and learn the art of growing and maintaining superior wine grapes. His hard work and dedication to the craft has paid off. The original 100-acre planting on the Wahluke Slope has grown to over 1250 acres. Over thirty-five years later he and his wife, Wendy, currently own more than 3,000 acres under vine in Washington State's top growing regions. Each one of their estate vineyards offers a distinct expression of its location within the greater Columbia Valley AVA. Diverse soils and micro-climates create unique growing conditions that maximize flavor expression and produce wines that are rich and complex.
In this renowned wine-growing region, Dick and Wendy are true stewards of the land. The Shaws were named Growers of the Year in 2015 and were inducted into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame in 2018.
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