WEST RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Double Canyon, a winery dedicated to producing benchmark Washington Cabernet Sauvignon, announced today the grand opening of its new winemaking facility. Located in West Richland, Wash., the state-of-the-art facility sits in close proximity to the brand's namesake Double Canyon Vineyard in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation.
"We are committed to making best-in-class Washington Cabernet," said Will Beightol, general manager and vineyard manager for Double Canyon. "The opening of this new production facility will allow us to control all aspects of winemaking."
The winery has an initial production capacity of approximately 50,000 cases, with significant room to grow. A small team of internal experts with more than 175 years of combined winemaking and production experience collaborated on the design and build of the facility. The result enables winemaker Kate Michaud and her team to better capture the distinctive character and quality of each vineyard during the winemaking process, enriched by the use of new technologies and with an eye toward sustainability.
"We've struck a careful balance – we have the capacity of a larger winery but the amenities of a boutique winery," Michaud said. "I'm eager to start work on this inaugural 2017 vintage, crafted within our own walls, and to get creative and explore how this new facility will propel us forward in our goal of producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon."
Double Canyon has transitioned all winemaking activities to the new winery for the 2017 harvest. While the space will eventually include a tasting room, the initial focus will be on wine production. Double Canyon's tasting room is currently The Estates Wine Room, located in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood.
About Double Canyon
Established in 2007, Double Canyon Vineyard resides in the heart of the award-winning Horse Heaven Hills region in Washington State. With a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Canyon produces wines that express the unique terroir of this distinctive, windswept desert region. For more information, visit www.doublecanyon.com.
About Crimson Wine Group
Based in the Napa Valley, Crimson Wine Group crafts benchmark wines from exceptional vineyards in premier wine-growing regions throughout the U.S. Crimson owns and manages approximately 1,000 acres of plantable vineyard land across six distinct regions. Crimson's diverse collection of exceptional domestic estates and wine brands includes Pine Ridge Vineyards (Napa, Calif.), Seghesio Family Vineyards (Healdsburg, Calif.), Archery Summit (Dayton, Ore.), Chamisal Vineyards (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Double Canyon (West Richland, Wash.) and Seven Hills Winery (Walla Walla, Wash.). For more information, please visit www.crimsonwinegroup.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to the new winemaking facility in West Richland, Wash., and other statements regarding expectations that are not historical facts. These matters are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. Crimson is subject to additional risks and uncertainties as described under the heading "Risk Factors" in Crimson's annual report on Form 10-K for the year that ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Crimson undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
Public Relations, GreenRubino for Crimson Wine Group
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