Spring Valley 'Nina Lee' Syrah 2009
In 1995, Walla Walla area winemakers began using Spring Valley Vineyard grapes for their select wines. By 1998 the wine that was being produced from these grapes proved to be of very high quality. Dean and Shari took notice and after much discussion decided to open the winery and produce exclusive Estate grown wines beginning with the 1999 vintage.
The driving goal of the winery is to produce unparalleled wines of the highest quality that will please the palate now and cellar for many years to come.
The land that the Corkrum, Derby, and Elvin families farm today is rich with history dating back to the mid 1800's when Shari Corkrum Derby's grandfather Uriah Corkrum began farming in the area. Uriah experienced success farming the area's land in the 1880's but unfortunately lost everything in the first great depression of 1893. Uriah persevered though and acquired this great land in 1910.
For over 100 years the Corkrum family has been farming the area known as Spring Valley. Today, Shari Corkrum Derby and her husband Dean Derby guide the family with their vision of the vineyard and winery. Gaynor Derby, brother of Dean, manages the vineyard to the highest standards vital to producing wines of the finest quality.