We're halfway there! Add another top winery to the certification pipeline...and future BUY list.
This rock star winery, one of Wine & Spirits magazine's top 100 Wineries of the Year award, has two vineyards at different stages of the certification.
Wave One: Rockgarden Vineyard in Walla Walla - 10/2010
Buty's Rockgarden Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley was certified organic by Oregon Tilth on October 15th, 2010 (just before harvest)...so look forward to releases made from those certified grapes. These wines will be released in fall 2012.
2010 Syrah Rockgarden Estate
2010 Mourvedre Rockgarden Estate
2010 Syrah & Mourvedre Rockgarden Estate (50/50 blend)
Wave Two: Phinny Hill Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills (Anticipated 20120)
This vineyard will complete the three-year organic certification process in 2012. So you can look for certified wines a few years out from 2012 from that vineyard.