Sandhill Winery

(360) 887-5629 48313 N Sunset Rd
Benton City, WA 99320
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Working with single vineyards is about showing off the lineage of the wines. With vineyard designators, you know that the wine comes from the same piece of ground in British Columbia, vintage after vintage. The style will progress but the fundamental fruit flavors will remain the same, an assurance of consistency and high quality. Our winemaking techniques are designed to enhance, not interfere with, fruit flavors. Two words you will hear frequently from Howard to describe his winemaking technique are "gentle" and "non-interventionist". Great fruit, helped along only when necessary using a soft touch, will result in great wine. Sandhill Red Wines Howard applies this philosophy to making red wines by using gentle techniques to extract colour, aroma, and flavour compounds from the grapes. In order to realize the quality needed for Sandhill, the juice must have intimate contact with all parts of the ripe grapes. During the subsequent pressing of the grape skins only the high quality first pressings are Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Fox, the jails must be FULL!  Who's going to pay for that humungous renovation if you aren't working?  :)I had my buddy Chester over last night and we had cheese and olives and shrimp and smoked salmon to start, along with a BC blend by Sandhill Vineyards (Small Lot program, #1) and then the Hendry red blend (Hendry is the Napa winery that Foxal... Read More

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  • Sandhill Syrah 2006


    Very nice! Nicely balanced with a velvety caramel and slight hint of pepper finish. Read More

    Wine review by born1113

  • Sandhill Barbera Small Lots Program Burrowing Owl 2003


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  • Sandhill Winery Merlot Red Mountain 2007


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  • Sandhill Winery Merlot Red Mountain 2004


    Initial nose has strong earthy character and taste of sour cherries with a tight oaky finish. After airing out the nose has more floral notes with cherries mixed & ripe red fruits as does the taste with a medium body and finish with some hints of pepper and vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by luchavino

  • Sandhill Winery Red Mountain Merlot 2002


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  • Sandhill Viognier Blanc 2006


    Just like the label said, apricot and peach notes were readily apparent. Medium-full fruit flavour, leaning more to peach than apricot, some grassy/herbaceous infusion. Nice flinty finish. Definitely opened up once it warmed up a degree or two - be patient, wait a short while after removing from your cooler. $29.99 Cdn at liberty wine. A few buc... Read More

    Wine review by veeownyeah

  • Sandhill Merlot Burrowing Owl 2004


    This was a great surprise. Lots of black/blue fruit on the nose...huge chocolate, blackberry, blueberry, coffee on the finish. Very enjoyable.88 Read More

    Wine review by Evil Homer


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