Our mission is simple – growing exceptional wine grapes
Few Washington State wineries own Estate vineyards. Dineen Vineyards is one of them. Our vineyards are situated in the Yakima Valley AVA, just north of the town of Zillah, Washington. We are in a unique hill-top area that is especially well suited for growing premium wine grapes owing to the silt-loam soils and sunny, south-facing aspect. The site also offers far-reaching views of the valley, and Mount Adams and Mount Rainier in the distance.
Dineen Vineyards began planting in the spring of 2001 and continues to add annually to the planted acreage. Currently there are 75 acres under vine. We are focused on growing grapes traditionally found in the Bordeaux and Rhône Valley regions of France; including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Viognier and Semillon. Unlike France, our vines are own-rooted which allows for a very pure expression of the soils.
The majority of the work at Dineen Vineyards, from planting to harvest, is done by hand and the grapes are treated gently on the way to the bottle. Our soils are low-vigour and we use deficit irrigation as well as careful canopy management practices to produce low-yields and exceptional flavor profiles. We practice sustainable viticulture with minimal use of non-organic pesticides and fertilizers.
In addition to our own Estate-bottled wine, we have dedicated partnerships with winemakers who consistently produce highly-acclaimed wine from our fruit. Wines made with Dineen Vineyards’ fruit are generally known for their richness, color and elegant tannins.