Lines on Wines
December 29, 2016

In 1998, Arvid Monson planted wine grapes on what had been Monson family cattle and orchard land since the early 1900s. Those initial Goose Ridge Vineyard plantings are now part of the largest contiguous vineyard in Washington state, with 2000 acres offering 16 different varietals and plenty of varying slopes and microclimates. The Monsons believe they’re always farming for the next generation, and so cultivate biodiversity in their vineyard, including owls and hawks to control pests and cover crops to replenish soils. Today’s Goose Ridge tasting room in Richland was the original winery where wines were first produced in 1999. A new state-of-art winery facility was built right in the vineyard in 2008. Today over 300,000 cases of wine are made there each year, with 90,000 displaying one of 4 Goose Ridge labels, and the rest produced for other wineries.>>>Read the entire article and listen to the interview on Lines on Wines