Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery starts with the best fruit from carefully maintained vineyards on our own Estate or in the Yakima Valley. There is no bulk-shipped, truck-dropped product in any Mount Baker Vineyards wine. Grapes are contracted by row or area at the growers’ vineyards. At just the right moment, harvest begins. We use our own trucks and equipment to haul our harvested fruit back to the winery. Here, it is carefully handled in whole clusters and small lots to create hand-made, authentic wines to fit every budget.
We produce up to 12,000 cases annually. At this level of production, we can compete for the best grapes, afford the interesting variety of tastes and flavors we demand, and assure quality at all the levels of wine we produce. From the elegance of Proprietor’s Reserve and Limited Releases to the casual styles of fruit wines and picnic reds, our emphasis is always on quality, consistency and value.
Licensed in 1982, Mount Baker Vineyards is one of a few surviving pioneers of grape growing on the West Side of the Cascades. Of the forty-eight varietals originally planted in 1978, we have retained six. These varietals have become the signature grapes of the Puget Sound Appellation.
From its beginnings as a cozy spot in the country, Mount Baker Vineyards has become a well-established Washington State winery with a distinguished track-record for award-winning wines from both the Estate Vineyard and from Yakima Valley's finest growers. The winery has also been the incubator for many young winemakers and cellarmasters in the Northwest winery community. The focused enthusiasm for winemaking so expands the limits of production that we now generate 28 varietal bottlings in a year's time.