Desert Wind Vineyard

By: Pond Cellars  09-12-2011

Two estate vineyard sites--Desert Wind Vineyard and Sacagawea Vineyard--provide the fruit for Desert Wind wines. Both vineyards lie at the foot of the Saddle Mountains in the Wahluke Slope AVA, a sub-appelation of Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley region known for its fierce summer conditions. Both vineyards were planted by the Fries family, owners of Desert Wind Winery.

The climate here is extreme, and it is not uncommon for summer temperatures to reach 110°F. Winter days may be as cold as 14°F. With an annual rainfall of only 7-8 inches, the vines require irrigation during the hot summer months. The soil is rocky and shallow with excellent drainage.

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Desert Wind Wine Club

Out-of-area members will receive their shipments via FedEx Ground; local members can choose to pick up their wine at the winery or have it shipped via Fed Ex. Each year in April and October, members of the the Desert Wind wine clubs will receive a six-bottle allocation of premium Desert Wind wine. Each shipment is billed at your Wine Club member price for the wine, plus shipping fees and tax if applicable.


Events at Desert Wind Winery

We also offer a commercial kitchen, demonstration chef's bar, large banquet room and restaurant area for private rentals. Facility tours and large group tastings are available by pre-arrangement. Desert Wind offers an array of food and wine events throughout the year.



Be sure to join us at the chef's bar from 4:30 - 6:30 each Thursday evening as Chef Logan Carr creates three delectable small plates paired with tasting portions of three Desert Wind wines. Located within Desert Wind Winery, MOJAVE at Desert Wind features Southwest-inspired cuisine with a uniquely Northwest twist. Our restaurant manager will work with you to create a special menu paired with Desert Wind wines.