High up in the rolling hills of Cowiche, just west of Yakima grows a beautiful and sustainable vineyard where grapes are destined for delicious, full-bodied wines. Naches Heights Vineyard (NHV) grows their grapes from two AVAs (American Viticulture Areas): Yakima Valley, the oldest in the state, and Naches Heights, one of the newest.
NVH started back in 2002 when owner and viticulturist, Phil Cline, planted roughly 8.5 acres of grapes that would eventually be crafted into Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer, Albarino, and Syrah. Their vineyard grows on the largest Andesite lava flow in the world, meaning the land will remain fertile for generations to come. Since their humble beginnings in 2002, NHV has grown to include seven vineyards and approximately 80 acres today.
Phil himself is a third-generation farmer and built NHV on the philosophy that great wine needs to start with the best grapes. NHV is adamant about growing their grapes with love and use organic or biodynamic practices and follow guidelines of programs like Salmon Safe and LIVE as often as possible. Their wish is to preserve their vineyards for the next generation and leave the world a better place than it was when they got here.
NHV does not have an open tasting room in Yakima, but you can find their wine being poured in several different locations on both sides of the Cascades. Check out their website to learn more! If you still want to get a taste of the place where all the magic happens, you can set up a vineyard tour to learn all about their sustainability efforts and specifics on the grapes and wines themselves.
Naches Heights Vineyard
Grapes for our small craft wines are sourced in the foothills of the Cascades.