Sheridan Vineyard’s humble beginnings started in 1997 when owner and winemaker Scott Greer stumbled upon 76 acres of fruit trees located on a hilltop in the Yakima Valley. The poorly managed orchards were in disarray but the potential of the land was undeniable. Scott knew that his 17 year career in finance was coming to an end and a new Journey was about to begin. That first year the orchards went away and 4 acres of Cabernet were planted. Now the vineyard, fully planted with 100 producing acres is developed with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. The property sits on top of a hill overlooking the Yakima Valley with stunning views of Mt Rainer and Mt Adams. With the high elevation and dramatic slope of the vineyard, the soils are shallow, diverse and rich in micro nutrients. The long warm days of summer and cool nights of fall provide the ideal conditions for wine grapes.
A self-taught winemaker, Scott learned that all great wines start in the vineyard. A focus on sustainable farming including a maintaining a healthy environment for Hawks, Owls and Kestrels, naturally controls the rodent populations and creating a habitat allowing other natural predators including ladybugs and praying mantis to flourish, the harmful insect populations are minimized, leading to a healthy and balanced vineyard with grapes that are rich in flavor, color and aromatics while maintaining symmetry and elegance. From these humble roots, Sheridan Vineyard has grown to the elite level of Washington State vineyards and arguably the Yakima Valley’s top winery.