Brothers Bob and Roger Gamache are fourth generation Yakima Valley farmers who bucked conventional wisdom to plant wine grapes in 1982 at a time when Washington wines were largely unproven and essentially unknown. In 2003, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers honored Roger as its Grower of the Year for his dedication in the vineyard and work on behalf of the industry.
In 2002, after 20 seasons of growing grapes for others, the brothers decided it was time to let their vineyard shine in its own right. With friend, client and acclaimed winemaker Charlie Hoppes agreeing to act as consulting winemaker, Gamache Vintners was born. Having worked with Gamache grapes for years, Charlie understood the brothersâ€™ vision â€” small-lot, hand-crafted wines designed to capture the pure expression of the fruit and the essence of a remarkable vineyard.
Wine: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah and Viognier all produced from grapes from the Columbia Valley in WA State