Columbia Crest 'Two Vines' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America's most popular and fast-growing wineries.
1978-Vineyards are planted at a rate of 500 acres per year in Paterson, Washington
1979-Seattle's Howard S. Wright, Inc. drafts design plans for a country-themed French manor house winery. Ninety percent of the winemaking facility will be housed underground to maintain year-round temperature and humidity control.
1983-The winery and visitor center is officially dedicated and opened in June.
The BATF grants official AVA status to Washington's Columbia Valley. The first vintage of Columbia Valley Merlot is produced.
1987-First release of white varietal wines from the 1986 vintage.
1988-First release of red varietal wines from the 1984 vintage.
2009-Wine Spectator selects the 95-point rated 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon as the # 1 Wine of the year.