Located in Washington’s Red Mountain AVA, just 15 miles west of the Tri Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Quintessence Vineyards now comprises the largest contiguous vineyard property on Red Mountain.
Viewed from I-82, Red Mountain rises gradually in the northeast, beyond the sprawling vineyards that stretch from the roadside upward to the slopes of the mountain itself.
Quintessence Vineyards is a 410-acre parcel of land with a base elevation of 675 feet, rising to 1,025 feet as it reaches the AVA’s southwest-facing slopes. The property is partially adjacent to the Col Solare winery and is bisected by Antinori Road, the paved thoroughfare that climbs gradually toward the mountain.
Our Phase One planting of 68 acres established the vineyard in 2010. Two years later, we planted Phase Two, which first bore fruit in 2014. Now, with our 140-acre expansion along the eastern ridge and slope of Red Mountain, Quintessence encompasses approximately 300 acres in total — or over 10% of the planted acres within the AVA.
The Red Mountain AVA is widely known for producing premium red grapes and the bold, tannic wines that result. Accordingly, red grapes are our focus at Quintessence. We currently grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and several other varieties — with Cabernet Sauvignon comprising 229 acres within the 300 acre vineyard.
Currently, we have 12 customers under contract and we are continually engaging more as new rows and blocks become available.
Explore the vineyards with our interactive map, where you’ll find detailed information on grapes grown, dates planted, wineries represented, and much more.