Matt & Patrick Rawn
Two mountains – Rainier and Adams – and two brothers – Matt and Patrick Rawn – come together at Two Mountain Winery in Zillah, and the result is memorable estate wines. The family started farming in the Yakima Valley in the early 20th century, but the vineyard wasn’t planted until 2000. Matt and Patrick grew up in Wenatchee, but spent summers on the family farm in Zillah and developed a love for working the dirt. They bought the family winery and Copeland Vineyard in 2006 and now manage the Copeland estate vineyard and many other vineyards in the area. In addition to making 7 to 8,000 cases of their own Two Mountain and Brothers wines, they also provide custom crush services for other winemakers.
The Two Mountain label and packaging suggest great care and attention to detail, and the same qualities go into the vines and wines. Copeland Vineyard produces many different varietals, including some that aren’t often seen in Washington. For example, Matt and Patrick grow Lemberger and Touriga Nacional, and have recently planted Durif and Tinta Cao. Find out more about these varietals, the story behind the hidden horse associated with a Two Mountain Red Blend, some strategies for wine labeling, and much more in this fascinating interview.
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