We made our first Rediviva of the Stones® in 2001, when we were the only Washington winery exploring premium blends of syrah and cabernet. Today, this silky textured wine continues to set the standard for this core pairing. All of the grapes for our Rediviva of the Stones come from our own organic-certified Rockgarden Estate in the newly minted The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater appellation. We developed Rockgarden Estate specifically to make this wine. Rockgarden is named for the famed basalt cobblestones that make this alluvial section of Walla Walla Valley so renowned for winegrowing.
This wine comes from a trio of renowned vineyards, each with ideal microclimates for their varieties. To preserve freshness and natural acidity with richness and a silky texture, we keep the grapes partially shaded from the summer sun. Planted in 1982 on the Wahluke Slope, we source sémillon from the oldest block of Rosebud Ranch, in an area that benefits from diurnal swings of up to 50 degrees. We also source sémillon from legendary winegrower Dick Boushey’s Boushey Vineyard—a cooler site in Yakima Valley. Our aromatic muscadelle and sauvignon blanc come from nearby Lonesome Spring Ranch. Muscadelle was added to the Semillon/Sauvignon blend in the 2007 vintage.
This mourvèdre-based blend comes exclusively from our Rockgarden Estate in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. Long hailed as the finest fruit-farming land in Walla Walla Valley, in 2015, The Rocks District earned official recognition as an American Viticultural Area, cementing its status as one of Washington’s preeminent winegrowing regions. Named for the famed basalt cobblestones that make this part of the valley so renowned for winegrowing, our Rockgarden Estate is perfectly situated in the highest part of The Rocks District. This unique location has proven ideal for Rhône varieties, yielding silky structured wines, recognized for their fruit purity and savory spice.