The tasting room is temporarily closed for wine tasting. Frichette is offering curbside ordering and pick up. We haven’t opened wine for guests in weeks. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we wouldn’t be pouring wine for our guests to enjoy and that our tasting room would be closed for several weeks. We made plans to renovate the back patio so more guests can enjoy wine outside and we just launched a new charcuterie plate program that would perfectly complement o
Red Mountain is located on a southwest-facing slope near Benton City, Washington right outside the Tri-Cities. It’s a small wine region at only 4040 acres and is one of the warmest growing sites in the state. Red Mountain gets its name from the red hue of cheatgrass that grows on the mountain for only a few weeks during the spring. With the combination of the five pillars (southwest facing slope, warm growing season, low rainfall, soil, winds) the AVA has terroir that produce
In March of 2018 we planted our 2.23 acre vineyard on our 5.5 acre property in the Red Mountain AVA. 1.32 acres have Cabernet Franc, Clone 12 (1650 plants) and .91 acre of Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 191 (1150 plants). We’re fortunate enough to live in an incredibly supportive neighborhood and have neighbors with all the right tools for the job to install a laser straight vineyard. We love the job Shaw Vineyards did on our planting. Take a look at the drone footage we captured
The next time you visit us on Red Mountain, you may notice a change in our landscaping. We were recently awarded water rights allowing us break ground and plant our estate vineyard. The milestone moment was captured in the video below. We’ll plant 1.32 acres (1650 plants) of Cabernet Franc, Clone 12 and .91 acre (1150 plants) of Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 33. #RedMountainAVA #vineyard
One the most important activities occurring in the Red Mountain AVA is pruning. Some might wonder what is pruning and why is it so relevant? To find out the answer, we tracked down Vineyard Manager and Vine Whisperer, Damon LaLonde. Damon oversees Scooteney Flats Vineyard, Red Heaven, Red Path Vineyard and French Creek Vineyards. Here’s what he had to say. Vineyard Pruning on Red MountainFind out why #REDMTN vines make the cut for some of the best fruit in #WAWINE
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