Sagemoor Vineyard, Pasco, WA.
Founded in 1968 through the vision of Alec Bayless, Sagemoor Vineyards was a pioneering effort that helped establish the Washington State wine industry (see Excerpts below). Its early vineyards are among the oldest large-scale plantings of vinifera grapes in the State. Today, the Sagemoor Group has more than 800 acres in production, supplying premium quality fruit to many of Washington’s most prominent wineries. A significant number of 1972 plantings are still producing highly acclaimed “old vines” Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Other varietals include Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and White Riesling. Sagemoor Vineyard has 112 acres planted.