Open to the Public
Thur - Sun 11am-5pm Please call ahead or visit our website for hours December - March.
As much as possible, we take a non-interventionist approach to winemaking. We place great emphasis on vineyard selection, picking, pressing and blending, so that Hightower wines are naturally beautiful and free from pretense. We let the powerful and concentrated fruit from Red Mountain speak for itself. The result is a collection of well-balanced, nuanced wines that reveal something new and interesting each time you open a bottle. We like to think they’re wines with character, through and thro
Hightower Cellars Wine Shop
Hightower Cellar’s grapes are handpicked and handsorted to ensure the use of only the best grapes from some of the best vineyards in dry eastern Washington State. The grapes are crushed into small one and one-half ton, open-top fermentors no taller than they are wide to extract greater color and flavor by having more juice in contact with the grape skins. After gently pressing the wine from the skins, the wine is aged in small oak barrels for eighteen to twenty months. The wines are gravity-racked off their lees with a siphon during the barrel aging process and pumped only during bottling.