In 2006, John and Peggy were presented with an exciting opportunity to purchase property in a beautiful location in the Walla Walla appellation located just above the renowned vineyard called Seven Hills. Gary Figgins (Leonetti Cellars), Marty Clubb (L’Ecole Winery), and Norm McKibben (Pepper Bridge Winery) – long standing leaders who helped put Washington State wine on the map – had purchased 2,000 acres of property formerly owned by the Mormon Church. Each partner was planting vineyards on the site and wanted a winery from the “west-side” to be involved. John and Peggy were excited to be involved and chose a 40 acre parcel 1,300 feet high on the hill. Margaret’s Vineyard was born! Margaret’s Vineyard is a world class vineyard producing outstanding wines in a beautiful location in the Walla Walla appellation. The proportions of grapes planted here are intended to produce a blend unlike any found in North America. It is planted with the six grapes that were the original planted varieties of the Bordeaux region in France: Three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon Two clones of Merlot Two clones of Cabernet Franc A single clone each of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere.