Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Still need to become one of our thirsty clan 162482 strong?

Now's your chance!

Register Today!

Want the best wine for your buck?

212,107Wine Reviews
162,482Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Wineries of America


Tasawik Vineyards

Tasawik Vineyards
357 Port Ave, Studio B
Prosser, Washington
USA 99350
Phone: 509.786.2565
http://www.tasawikvineyards.com/
Contact: Sara Broetje
Email: info@tasawikvineyards.com

The vineyard is named after the Palouse Indian village of the Tasawiks which was located by the shores of the Snake below our vineyard site. It is owned and operated by Erik Dahle and Sara Broetje. Erik grew up in Bergen, Norway and came over to the US to finish his studies at PLU in International Business and Finance/Economics in 1992. Sara grew up in Eastern Washington, and also went to PLU getting her business degree. After several years of working in the Seattle area, the opportunity of planting a vineyard in Eastern Washington opened up.

Our vineyard is located in Walla Walla County on a south-west slope above the Snake River. The location is close by Fishhook Park about 18 miles north-east of where the Snake merges with the Columbia River. The vineyard was planted in 2003, and is about 7.5 acres in size. We are committed to growing a limited crop of premium grapes on our vineyard; currently Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Syrah. This site on the bluffs overlooking the Snake River has a unique terroir and produces wonderful fruit. It is a south-west facing vineyard with a 9% slope. It is a warm and dry site with very good air flow at about 800 feet elevation. The soil is a silt-loam mixed with fractured basalt rocks throughout. It is a combination of wind deposited dirt and deposits from the cataclysmic floods from Glacial Lake Missoula 15,000 years ago. The water came down where the Snake River is today, and huge water masses also spilled up the Snake, making water and deposits swirl onto the bench where the vineyard sits, about 350 feet above the river.

Winemaker: Erik Dahle

Update Winery information  Submit new wines to be posted

 

 

Although there aren't any wines associated with this winery, Natalie may have reviewed brands that this winery produces and she just didn't know to designate this winery in her tasting note. You can search here for specific brands.

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

STORE?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

NEED A GREAT HOLIDAY

WINE GIFT?

Give a gift subscription to my wine reviews for a friend. One size fits all tastes.

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 162,482 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award