03 Apr Impressive at first sight ~ Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard
Family owned and operated, Terra Blanca began as the vision of Keith and ReNae Pilgrim. With their combined passion for wine and adventurous spirit, the founding of Terra Blanca quickly became a realty. After purchasing virgin land in a desert consisting of sagebrush located on the southwest slopes of what has become recognized as one of the world’s great growing regions. Keith and ReNae began development of their Red Mountain vineyard and winery in early 1993. Terra Blanca crushed their first grapes in the autumn of that same year with purchased fruit and crushed their first estate-grown grapes in the fall of 1997.
Currently, Terra Blanca has over 100 acres of vines in production with more added each year. Latin for “white earth.” Terra Blanca signifies the white carbonate-rich soils in its estate vineyard. The high-mineral, high-carbonate soils, along with the warm, dry and breezy southwest exposure allows the vineyard to produce concentrated grapes with a defined sense of place. Perched on the southwest slope of Red Mountain, Terra Blanca’s Tuscan-inspired architecture includes a beautifully appointed tasting room where you can expect breathtaking panoramic views of the lower Yakima Valley as well as a wine tasting experience like no other.