Winery’s first Willamette Valley vineyard allows for better wine control, paves the way for possible future production and hospitality facilities
September 22 – (WALLA WALLA, Washington) – Bledsoe | McDaniels Winery, a unique collaboration between owners Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels venturing into Willamette Valley pinot noir, announced the purchase of an 80-acre wine property in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA . This is the Willamette Valley Estate’s first vineyard for Bledsoe Wine Estates, which includes the Bledsoe | McDaniels, Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery labels, and a potential home for future Bledsoe | McDaniels production and hospitality facilities. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Located in the coveted Eola-Amity Hills AVA, the vineyard features volcanic and sedimentary soils and is currently planted with 29 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a small amount of Chenin Blanc. The land was once owned by Mimi Casteel of Hope Well Winery, whose parents Ted Casteel and Pat Dudley, founders of Bethel Heights Vineyards, helped start wine production in the area during the 1970s.
âFinding and acquiring truly unique locations has been a key part of our long term strategy from day one, and the opportunities to own such a valued property don’t come every day,â said Josh McDaniels, CEO and Director of winemaking for Bledsoe. Wine estates. âBeing able to build on the legacy that Mimi has established on this land is exciting. He’s a great person whose values ââmatch ours, and I’m delighted to have this as a domain site for Bledsoe | McDaniels. We will continue to be organically grown and implement the regenerative practices for which she is so well known. “
Bledsoe | McDaniels Winery focuses on high quality, sustainably farmed, organic wines with an emphasis on Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley and Syrah from Walla Walla Valley. Purchase of Eola-Amity Hills AVA Vineyard offers potential opportunity for Bledsoe | McDaniels label to build production and hospitality facilities in the Willamette Valley, as well as to have tighter control over fruit quality In the region.
âWe are 100% committed to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and this investment in the future of Bledsoe | McDaniels is another important step in our plans for a greater presence in the Willamette Valley,â said Drew Bledsoe , founder and owner of Bledsoe Wine Estates. . âBeyond premium pinot, the property holds enormous potential for the estate. I am delighted that our team continues to build on the reputation Mimi has established on the property, and to see this play a unique role in the quality of our wines and our experiences for years to come.
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About Bledsoe | McDaniels Winery:
Founded in 2019, Bledsoe | McDaniels is a collaboration between owners Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels focused on producing ultra-premium wines that compare and contrast the popular Burgundy and Rhone varietals of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Walla Walla Valley Syrah. Highlighting the obvious differences between the grape variety and the site’s terroir, while indulging in their lesser-known similarities, Bledsoe | McDaniels wines are produced in the same state-of-the-art Walla Walla cellar as Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery wines. . For more information or to join the Bledsoe | McDaniels list, visit BledsoeMcDaniels.com.
About Bledsoe Wineries:
Founded in 2007, Bledsoe wineries exists to celebrate the continuation of an American success story. After retiring from the NFL, football superstar Drew Bledsoe felt withdrawn to his small hometown in the Pacific Northwest where he discovered a new passion by applying his winning work ethic to his love of the land and wine. Together, with his wife Maura, a new dream was written. It was no coincidence that Drew selected the famous CEO and Director of Winemaking, Josh McDaniels, not only with the unwavering will and talent to make this dream come true, but also someone who was born and raised in the world. same hometown of Walla Walla, Washington. . The individual projects of Bledsoe Wine Estates – Double return, Bledsoe | McDaniels, and Bledsoe family vineyard – all play an important role in this new American dream and offer customers the perfect glass of wine, no matter where they are on their own journey to glory. For more information visit www.bledsoevineestates.com, E-mail [emailÂ protected], or call 509-525-3334.