Washington Wine Blog
by Dr. Owen J. Bargreen

Today marks a two part series with winery and winemaker. For those who are not familiar with Gordon Estate, it is one of Washington’s historic wineries, dating back to 1980. In that year Jeff Gordon, his wife, Vicki, and brother Bill, planted vines in the southeastern Washington’s Columbia Valley. Dr. Walter Clore felt that the 200 acre parcel of land would be a great spot to grow wine which was nestled near the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Gordon Estate has been family owned and operated since 1983, and released their first wine in 1985, an estate Chardonnay wine produced from their estate vines. Rebranded in 2012 as Gordon Estate, the winery produces a host of different varietals, from Rose, to Ice Wine to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.