Alexandria Nicole's Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills

Alexandria Nicole Cellars  
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Website:  www.alexandrianicolecellars.com    Email:  info@alexandrianicolecellars.com

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars Highlights and Details

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Tasting Rooms and Private Event Facilities

Prosser Tasting Room
(Open Daily: Mon - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm;
Sun: 12 - 5 pm; First Friday: 5 - 8 pm)
$5 tasting fee refunded with $20 purchase
Wine & Food Park
2880 Lee Road, Suite D (Map)
Prosser, WA  99350
509-786-3497
Email Prosser Tasting Room

Destiny Ridge Vineyard Tasting Room
(Open Thurs - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm; Sun: 12 - 5 pm;
Mon: 11 am - 5 pm; Closed Tues & Wed)
Private Tours & Barrel Tastings by Appointment only)
$10 tasting fee refunded with $20 purchase
158422 Sonova Road
Paterson, WA  99345
(Map)
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
509-832-3877
tours@ancwines.com

Hollywood Schoolhouse
Woodinville Tasting Room
(Open Daily: Mon - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm;
Sun: 12 - 5 pm; Wine Down Fridays: 5 - 8 pm)
$10 tasting fee refunded with $20 purchase
14810 Northeast 145th Street (Map)
Woodinville, WA  98072
425-487-9463
Email Woodinville Tasting Room

The Estate Tasting Room
...at Destiny Ridge
(Wine Tasting & Vineyard Tours by Appointment only)
160481 Sonova Road (Map)
Paterson, WA  99345
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
509-778-1926
tours@ancwines.com

Schedule Private Tastings and Tours
at ANC's Prosser or the Woodinville tasting rooms or
join a tasting and a walk through the vines at Destiny Ridge Vineyard.

The Perfect Space for Your Group
Three distinct ANC locations available for a variety of events, everything from
corporate meetings and special celebrations to weddings in the vines.

Private Event rentals at Destiny Ridge Estate
For more information: Call 509-786-3497 of email events@ancwines.com


  
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Information
Highlights

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Wine Club     |     The Estate at Destiny Ridge

Tiny Houses Glamping in the Vineyard     |     Destination Weddings & Private Events

Principles: 
Jarrod and Ali Boyle

Winemaker:  
Jarrod Boyle

Average Annual Production:

10,000 cases

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Vineyard Foreman:
Jose Luis Yanez

Destiny Ridge Vineyard
267 planted acres in the
Horse Heaven Hills AVA

23 Planted Varieties Including:
Riesling, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc,
Roussanne, Marsanne, Merlot, Malbec,
Tempranillo, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache,
Lemberger, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

 

Winery and Vineyard Details

Alexandria Nicole Cellars
...where Destiny, Winemaking and Passion join hands

THE STORY - FIRST A VINEYARD

       When Jarrod and Ali Boyle christened their 367 acres of land in the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington, their choice of a vineyard name came easily.  With providence clearly playing a strong role in the acquisition of their viticultural estate, naming it Destiny Ridge Vineyard was a natural.  Naming their brand was equally easy for Jarrod, choosing his wife's name, Alexandria Nicole.

       Jarrod was born in Prosser and learned the secrets of successful vineyard management while working as assistant viticulturalist for Hogue Cellars under the tutelage of  Dr. Wade Wolfe who also worked for Hogue at that time.  It was then that wine-grape growing and winemaking became Jarrod's passion. 

       While working for Hogue, Jarrod inspected grapes and made grower recommendations for helping grape varieties achieve their desired characteristics.  One day, Jarrod's routine inspection of a vineyard on nearby Horse Heaven Hills brought about a paradigm shift in Jarrod's career... and his life.  On that day, he took particular note of a piece of raw land sloping gently to the south overlooking the Columbia River.  From that moment forward, visions of vineyard blocks danced in his head. 

       Soon after, in a casual conversation with an old friend, Jarrod related his discovery of the beautiful piece of land and his vision of planting a vineyard on it.  Jarrod's friend, Rob Mercer (a member of a well-known local farming family), became almost as excited as Jarrod when he realized the land of Jarrod's dream was owned by his father... Bud Mercer.  Before long, the Mercer family joined with the Boyle family and the dream of a hillside vineyard - Destiny Ridge Vineyard - became reality.  The first vines were planted in the fall of 1998. 

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THEN A WINERY

       Originally, the plan for the vineyard was to sell its fruit to wineries that wanted to produce small case lots of fine wine.  But when the vines came into full production and the fruit quality proved to be extraordinary, Jarrod's thoughts turned to a winery of his own.  He would make wines from grapes grown on his own vineyards where he could control viticultural choices and monitor fruit quality from bud to bottle!

       The state-of-the-art Alexandria Nicole Cellars winery was constructed on Destiny Ridge Vineyard in September of 2004 when the first-planted vines were just six years old.  The facility was designed to suit the production of small-lot handcrafted wines.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars' Destiny Ridge Vineyard and its winery in the Horse Heaven Hills appellation

       Today, the site of Alexandria Nicole Cellars' winery, its Destiny Ridge Vineyard and "The Estate at Destiny Ridge" is unquestionably a wine-country destination not to be missed.  Overlooking the majestic Columbia River, it provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for myriad special events, wine tasting adventures and wine-country "glamping" experiences, all within the beautiful Horse Heaven Hills AVA.  Private tours, barrel tastings, vineyard tours and Tiny Houses lodging can be arranged by appointment.  Call 509-554-4829 to schedule your visit. 

Come taste the power of Destiny at any of ANC's Tasting Rooms.


The Estate at Destiny Ridge Vineyard

Tours & Tastings by Appointment only
Private Event Facilities Rentals by arrangement

160481 Sonova Road (Map)
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Near Paterson, WA
509-778-1926
Contact Form

The Vineyard     |      The Estate Tasting Room     |    Private Event Facilities

Tiny Houses for Glamping in the Vineyard     |     More info about The Estate at Destiny Ridge
 



The Destiny Ridge Vineyard

 Destiny Ridge Vineyard - Horse Heaven Hills AVA in Washington

Sustainable farming practices
Bird-friendly, quiet wind-spire turbines generate electricity

       On high bluffs overlooking the beautiful Columbia River, Washington State's Horse Heaven Hills appellation provides a home for Alexandria Nicole Cellars' 367-acre estate where Destiny Ridge Vineyard thrives.  It is here - high on the dominant ridge line - that 23 grape varieties are planted to 267 acres that currently comprise the vineyard.  The first vines for Destiny Ridge Vineyard were planted in the fall of 1998, seven years before Horse Heaven Hills was federally authorized as an official American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the state of Washington.

       Within the vineyard lie four different soil types, each producing unique flavors and characteristics in the grape varieties grown on them.  Distinct terroirs proved to have their own messages sent through ripened grapes.  It was here that a passionate man learned patience; Jarrod Boyle waited with optimistic excitement for the final fruits to come of age.  Using his past experiences working with many renowned winemakers, Jarrod experimented with his own winegrowing and winemaking processes to enhance and reflect the terroir of Destiny Ridge Vineyard in his finished wines.  At the same time, he implemented practices consistent with his philosophies related to sustainable vineyard management, meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

        The soils and climatic conditions of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation have demonstrated their favorability for growing many wine-grape varieties sustainably.  Some of the varieties grown at Destiny Ridge Vineyard include:

Riesling
Viognier
Pinot Gris
Sauvignon Blanc
Roussanne
Marsanne
Chardonnay
Muscat
Merlot
Malbec
Tempranillo
Mourvèdre
Syrah
Grenache
Lemberger
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot

The Geology:  The hills of Destiny Ridge Vineyard are geologic folds in the earth's crust which are responsible for the consistent winds that blow across the land; the windy climate is part of what makes the Horse Heaven Hills appellation distinct from the large Columbia Valley appellation that surrounds it.  Wind lowers the risk of vineyard disease and pests, while at the same time stressing the vines by drying them out.  Add quick-draining soils of silty loam to the mix of vineyard characteristics and the need for irrigation becomes even more pronounced.  Drip irrigation is the canopy-management tool of choice to control the vigor of the vines at Destiny Ridge.

       In addition to its distinctive topography, Destiny Ridge Vineyard benefits from its proximity to the Columbia River.  Although it sits approximately 800 feet above the river, the vineyard is relieved of temperature extremes suffered elsewhere in the Columbia Valley AVA, thanks to the modifying effects of the river (with its stirring of air currents) and the sloping of the land toward the river (draining cold air away from the vines). 

        All these factors help produce intense-flavored grapes with a structural balance of sugars and acids.  Attentive viticultural and enological management - including balancing crop levels and gentle processing of grapes - complete the formula behind consistently excellent harvests and wines from Destiny Ridge Vineyard and Alexandria Nicole Cellars.

         Fruit not used for the wines of Alexandria Nicole Cellars is sold to other wineries under contract with Destiny Ridge Vineyard. 

More information about Destiny Ridge Vineyard

Tiny Houses & Glamping in the Vineyard


 


The Estate Tasting Room

Alexandria Nicole Cellars' tasting room at "The Estate at Destiny Ridge" can be visited by appointment only.  Tours of The Estate ($25 per person) can be scheduled, as can private wine and food pairings.  Enjoy the award-winning wines from Alexandria Nicole Cellars and the beauty of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA when you visit The Estate at Destiny Ridge.  Call 509-778-1926 for more information or to set up a tour or a wine-tasting appointment, or use this Contact Form.


Private Event Facilities at The Estate

The Estate at Destiny Ridge was designed to be a premier event venue for weddings and other events.  It offers an exquisite vineyard setting in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills wine country and stunning views overlooking the Columbia River below.  The beautiful 8,400 square foot Estate offers a luxurious and private venue for entertaining and includes three private suites for weddings, corporate retreats or a romantic getaway.  It is sure to provide a perfect location for memorable occasions such as corporate events, family celebrations or "destination" weddings. 

The Alexandria Nicole production facility is also located at Destiny Ridge Vineyard where large events are hosted in the barrel room or outside on the lawns nestled in the vineyard. 

More information about rental of The Estate at Destiny RidgeCall for answers to your questions about The Estate at Destiny Ridge - 509-778-1926, or email Kayla Moore, kaylamoore@ancwines.com.  

Alexandria Nicole's three other tasting rooms - one in Prosser, one in Woodinville and one at the winery and vineyard location in Horse Heaven Hills - feature a variety of options for private event facilities rentals.  Call the Event Coordinator at 509-786-3497 or email events@ancwines.com for more information.  You can also use the online Event Inquiry Form (at page bottom) on this ANC web page.


Tiny Houses for Glamping in the Vineyard
158422 W Sonova Road
Paterson, WA
509-786-3497
info@anctinyhouses.com
www.anctinyhouses.com


Four tiny houses from which to choose.  Have some serious fun in one of Alexandria Nicole Cellars new Tiny Houses located in the heart of Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard.  Glamping (Glamorous Camping) has never been better.  Wake up in Vine Country at Destiny Ridge Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills; enjoy the beautiful view from your deck and delicious ANC wine on tap.

 

Tiny Houses include:

  • Gourmet kitchen

  • Studio refrigerator

  • Private Bath

  • Wine on tap

  • Comfortable sitting area

  • Air conditioning

  • Vineyard views

  • Patio deck with chairs

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Featured Alexandria Nicole Cellars Wines

      Alexandria Nicole Cellars is passionate about winemaking.  It produces small lots of handcrafted wine from grapes it grows at Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills appellation.  Its goal is to make wines that are elegant, approachable and true to the terroir.  

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Alderdale
Destiny Ridge Vineyards
Horse Heaven Hills
$42.00
94 pts - Wine Spectator

Carefully selected, blended, and barrel aged for 24 months this estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and bold, with a brilliant combination of fresh black currant, tobacco and vanilla dominating the highly perfumed nose. The sensual bouquet is gently lifted by the racy mid palate, packed with dark fruit, licorice and hints of spice and clove. The wine is dry with firm, gripping tannins that roll steadily all the way through the long and robust finish that supports its resilient brightness. With yet another near “perfect” growing season, there is no shortage of potential in the 2013 vintage, the wine is continuing to show beautiful characteristics of bold, fruit ripeness while remaining elegant, balanced, and structured to last. Please decant if drinking prior to 2018 or lay it down for 5 to 8 years and it will reward you with its whole spectrum of flavors.

2013 Tempranillo Big Shot
Destiny Ridge Vineyards
Horse Heaven Hills
$55.00
91 pts | Gold - BTI World Wine Championships

Deep red and garnet in color, a generous bouquet of buttery toffee, fresh strawberry pie and mocha mingle with the tangy aromas of cassis and boysenberry.  Medium to full bodied, with excellent concentration throughout the palate, the black cherry and black current flavors are juicy and rich and are pleasantly invigorated by the bright acidity and floral qualities of the ripe fruit flavors.  Washington State grown Tempranillo’s might be rare but they continue to showcase a new world style that is beautifully bold and racy.  Deep red and garnet in color, a generous bouquet of buttery toffee, fresh strawberry pie and mocha mingle with the tangy aromas of cassis and boysenberry.  Medium to full bodied, with excellent concentration throughout the palate, the black cherry and black current flavors are juicy and rich and are pleasantly invigorated by the bright acidity and floral qualities of the ripe fruit flavors.  The supple finish is vibrant, long and strong and well-integrated with silky tannins and the lighter styled oaked backing.  Feel free to decant this lovely red now or give it another year or two in the bottle to soften and unite.  98% Tempranillo / 2% Malbec.  Drink now through 2019.

2015 Viognier Crawford
Columbia Valley
Vineyards: 72% Destiny Ridge / 28% Crawford Vineyard
$24.00

Showcases a dazzling bouquet of fresh peach, stone-fruit, heady honeysuckle blossoms, and a gamut of gardenias and citrus spice.  Hand harvested and whole-cluster-pressed fruit from both our Estate Vineyard, Destiny Ridge and the Crawford Vineyard in the Columbia Valley make up this wonderful and luscious Viognier.  Our efforts here at Destiny Ridge Vineyard along with Charlie and Connie Crawford’s hard work and dedication to their vines continue to show in this juicy and vivacious white which showcases a dazzling bouquet of fresh peach, stone-fruit, heady honeysuckle blossoms, and a gamut of gardenias and citrus spice. The perfumed nose is accentuated by lovely layers of tangerine, blood orange, honeydew, and grapefruit which helps to give it the perfect balance of florals and tropical citrus, richness and acidity. The elegant texture is extremely plush yet lively and energetic on the palate, finishes with a hint of refreshing sweetness.

2015 Shepherds Mark
Destiny Ridge Vineyards
Horse Heaven Hills
$24.00

In the early 1900’s, pioneering sheepherders left their mark on the Horse Heaven Hills in the form of Rock Monuments.  These monuments - some still standing along the ridge line of Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard - were used for marker identification, recreational pastime, artistic expression, or even to simply leave one's mark on the world.  Shepherds Mark has been Alexandria Nicole's signature white wine since it began producing its classic blend of Rhone white varietals.  This Roussanne-based blend offers colorful, floral-accented orchard fruit scents and flavors and it has lush, expansive stone fruit character and a bracing citrus quality that allows it to work well with richer fish or poultry dishes and heavy cream sauces.  The winemaking team at Alexandria Nicole Cellars was the first in Washington State to produce this exotic blend using Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier and has done so annually since 2004.  Complex and balanced to age for at least a few more years.
 

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Finding all the locations of Alexandria Nicole Cellars

How to find Alexandria Nicole Cellars'
Prosser Tasting Room
(Open Daily: Mon - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm;
Sun: 12 - 5 pm; First Friday: 5 - 8 pm)
Wine & Food Park
2880 Lee Road, Suite C
Prosser, WA  99350
509-786-3497

Map to Prosser Tasting Room for Alexandria Nicole Cellars



How to find ANC's
Destiny Ridge Vineyard Winery & Tasting Room
(Open Thurs - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm; Sun: 12 - 5 pm;
Mon: 11 am - 5 pm; Closed Tues & Wed)
Private Tours & Barrel Tastings by Appointment only -
509-832-3877)
The Estate at Destiny Ridge
Tasting Room, Private Event Facilities

(Private Tours & Tastings by Appointment only - 509-778-1926)
and Tiny Houses Rentals
160481 Sonova Road
Paterson, WA  99345

Map to Destiny Ridge Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills


How to find Alexandria Nicole Cellars'
Hollywood Schoolhouse Tasting Room in Woodinville
(Open Daily: Mon - Sat: 11 am - 5 pm;
Sun: 12 - 5 pm; Wine Down Fridays: 5 - 8 pm)
14810 Northeast 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 
425-487-9463

Map to Alexandria Nicole Cellars Hollywood Schoolhouse Woodinville Tasting Room

 


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Last revised: 
12/07/2016