|Linda Mercer and the first grapevines planted in Horse Heaven Hills|
|Sandy and Doug Rowell at McKinley Springs Vineyard|
In addition to selling fruit, most Horse Heaven Hills growers devote a small percentage of their crop to producing wine under their own labels. In 2002 McKinley Springs was opened by the Andrews and Rowell families. In 2005 Rob and Brenda Mercer founded Mercer Wine Estates, which includes three tiers of estate wines plus a single label dedicated solely to charity: Mercer Estates, Mercer Estates Reserve, Mercer Canyon and Eagle & Plow. In 2006 Mike Andrews began making wine under the Coyote Canyon Winery label and also produces wine as H/H Estates. Fine wines are made by Alexandria Nicole Cellars whose vineyard neighbors Mercer’s.
For more stories about Horse Heaven Hills see articles from our colleagues Jameson Fink at Wine Without Worry and Mary Cressler at Vindulge.
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