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Preston Premium Wines

Preston Premium Wines Preston Premium Wines has been a family-owned and operated winery since it’s beginning in the 1970’s. S.W. (Bill) and Joann Preston turned their hobby of enjoying fine wines into a family business that has been passed down to their children and recently grandchildren. Bill and Joann are known as pioneers in the Washington wine industry when they planted their then 50-acre vineyard in 1972-73. It was increased to 180 acres in 1979. Preston Vineyards is comprised of several European vinifera such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, white riesling, gamay noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and syrah. The vineyard site, in Eastern Washington, is an ideal area to grow grapes with its long hot summer days, cool evenings, and access to an irrigation system fueled by the Columbia River. In 1976, the reality of having a winery facility came to fruition. Preston Wine Cellars, as it was first known, was the third licensed winery in Washington State. As the winery evolved, by changing its name to Preston Premium Wines in 1991, so did the state’s wine industry. Currently, there are 275 + wineries in Washington State. Washington is second only in wine production to California in the United States. Its wines are recognized for their quality around the world. The Preston family and staff invites visitors to stop by their distinctive grounds in which visitors are able to tour the winery, view the vineyards while tasting extraordinary wines, or perhaps picnicking or strolling through the picturesque park. These facilities are also available to rent. The beautifully manicured park, which hosts a gazebo, pond, amphitheater and waterfall provides the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding and/or reception. For smaller gatherings, the tasting room and deck are another alternative for an outdoor event. Enjoying spectacular summer sunsets from this view is truly a moment to remember. In cooler months, the winery can accommodate up to 100 people inside, depending on the event. We have another extraordinary setting which is our barrel room. This area provides a warm atmosphere as you host your event while being surrounded by towers of wine barrels.

Directions
From Spokane: I-90 West to Hwy. 395. South toward Tri-Cities. Preston Premium Wines will be on the left as you approach the Tri-Cities. From Seattle: I-90 East to Ellensburg. I-82 East to Tri-Cities. Take Exit 103 to get on I-182. Follow I-182 thru Pasco to Hwy. 395. North on 395 for 5 miles to Preston Premium Wines on right. From Portland: I-84 East to I-82. Take I-82 West to Tri-Cities. Exit at Hwy. 395 North thru Tri-Cities to Preston Premium Wines 5 miles north of Pasco on right.


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502 E. Vineyard Drive, Pasco, WA, US, 99301 Email: info@prestonwines.com
Phone: 509-545-1990 Web: www.prestonwines.com
Fax: 509-545-1098
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Products



  1996 Huckleberry Port
Just re-released January 9, 2006. Portb with Huckleberry spirits. Limited quantity.
  1999 Royal Port
  Cabernet Franc
A smoky cigar top note is followed by green pepper, with soft tannins and a fruit finish in this Cabernet Franc.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
This 100% 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in selected oak barrels. This is a big Cabernet with plenty of hearty flavors of black cherries, currants, and chocolate.
  Cabernet Sauvignon 'Reserve'
This 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve" is comprised of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc. It was aged in new American oak barrels for 17 months. The blending of grapes makes for an incredibly smooth wine, yet full-bodied with lots of fruit flavors.
  Chardonnay
This 100% 2004 Chardonnay was aged on French oak for a short time to leave it with a more fruit forward taste. This rich Chardonnay has a hint of citrus fruit flavors with a creamy vanilla finish.
  Gamay Noir
Gamay Noir is a light, fruity rosé with hints of cherries and berries. A gentle crushing and holding of the juice and skins together allows for the beautiful color without loss of the delicate grape aroma and flavor. Gamay Noir is a great complement to fresh mozzarella cheese, barbecued chicken, grilled hamburgers or a chef's salad.
  Long Tail Lizard Red
A red table wine with a fun label!
  Long Tail Lizard White
A white table wine with a fun label!
  Merlot
This 100% Merlot was aged in selected American oak barrels for several months. You will tast cherry and berry flavors in this 2001 Merlot. A lingering finish brings the fruit together and complex aromas of a little smoke, leather, and a touch of cardamom in finish. Preston was the first winery to plant and produce Merlot in Washington State.
  Merlot 'Reserve'
A very smooth wine with a hint of oak on the nose. Has a chalk/oak taste and flavors of black cherries. Highly Recommended ~ Beverage Testing Institute
  Merlot 'Reserve' Special
This 100% 1999 Merlot 'Reserve' was aged in new French oak and new American oak barrels for 18 months. Its fragrance is of leather and tobacco and it has flavors of cherries, black licorice and spice. This Merlot has strong tannins with a long finish.
  NV Royal Cab
A blend of 10 vintages of Cabernet port and Royal port. The vintages are 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. Each year that we make Tenrebac (Cabernet spelled backward) and Royal port we keep 30 gallons of each and blend them into barrels and the other half is bottled.
  Sangiovese
This intriguing 100% 2002 Sangiovese opens with earthy and deep berry aromas. This wine is rich in color and has mouth filling bold flavors of blackberries and a well structured tannin finish. Let this wine breathe, it will open immensely.
  Sauvignon Blanc
Having just been bottled in March of 2004, this wine shows hints of tropical fruit with toasty edges. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc was aged on new American oak.
  Syrah 'Gamache Vineyards'
This 100% Syrah from Gamache Vineyards was aged 15 months in new Sequin Moreau American oak barrels. Gamache Vineyards is located on a plateau in the White Bluffs region of the Columbia Valley, about 35 miles northwest of the winery. The climate is slightly warmer and the elevation higher than the Preston vineyards.The Syrah is a deep, dark purple and jammy on the palate. It's the kind of wine that is helping make a name for Washington state as the top syrah region in the country.
  Syrah 'Preston'
Marvel at the deep dark purple color of this wine. A tip of the glass yields spicy blackberry flavors with a rich, jammy finish on the palate.
  Tenrebac Port
This vintage port is made from 100% Cabernet grapes and aged in small oak barrels for 34 months. During fermentation, brandy is added, stopping the process. The unfermented grape sugar remains in the wine, making it sweet. The amount of sweetness varies with winemaker and winery. Port may be served at the end of a meal with dessert or with a cheese course. Cheeses such as Stilton, Huntsman and cheddar complement port.
  White Riesling
A mouthful of fruit with the characteristic Riesling varietal flavors describes this wine. Peaches dominate with apricot, floral, and Riesling mid-ranges that slide into a soft, flowing finish.

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