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Browne Family Vineyards: Andrew Browne, principal of Browne Family Vineyards, is the first to tell you he’s a tastemaker, not a winemaker. As a curator of the brightest talent, best vineyards and the divining rod of winning concepts at Precept Wine, where he serves as its CEO, his groundbreaking feats across the wine industry carry through to his own family legacy in wine, Browne Family. Throughout his 20-year career ascent in the wine industry, he was laying the foundation for his namesake family winery.   Inspired by the greatness of one man—his grandfather, William Bitner Browne—integrity and excellence are the standards upon which Browne wines are created. This is premium Washington wine, made with the utmost quality and enjoyment in mind.

Canoe Ridge Vineyard: Canoe Ridge Vineyard focuses primarily on Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The estate vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA was first planted in 1989, followed by the opening of its Walla Walla winery, established in 1994. The name comes from the vineyard site on the eastern side of Washington adjacent to the Columbia River. Famed explorers Lewis & Clark named this crest of land; they thought the ridge looked like an overturned canoe. In its two decades of winemaking, Canoe Ridge Vineyard has earned more than 40 scores of 90 points or better.

Waterbrook: Waterbrook is recognized for producing wines that truly exemplify the outstanding vineyard sources in the Columbia Valley. From vineyard to bottle, every detail of production is completed by a passionate team led by winemaker John Freeman.