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Philosophy

tanks     Attention to detail and functionality were the driving forces behind the design and construction of Pepper Bridge Winery. The three-level winery is built into a hill, set against the stunning backdrop of Pepper Bridge Vineyard. We are Certified Sustainable.
     By utilizing innovative design and techniques, Pepper Bridge Winery has enhanced its quality and dedication to crafting premium wines. We built the first state-of-the-art, gravity-flow facility in Washington state, complete with subterranean caves. In a gravity-flow winery such as this, the grape pulp and juice are moved from the sorting table to the tanks to the barrels via gravity, rather than by pumps. This gentle treatment of the grapes prevents the shearing of seeds and the introduction of bitter tannins. Pumps are a choice rather than a constraint.  As a result, all of our wines have elegant textures and exquisite flavor profiles. Winemaker Jean-Fran├žois Pellet was also the consulting developer of a new optical sorter - yet another step in improving overall wine quality. You can view a video about this below.

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WINERY acclaim

Washington Wine Awards, 2015:
Jean-Fran├žois Pellet: Winemaker of the Year
Les Collines Vineyard: Vineyard of the Year

Wine & Spirits:
    Top Family Winery
    Top 100 Winery worldwide (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016)
    "One of the top estate wineries of the year" (2006)

winereviewonline.com:
    Producer of the year (2006) - Patrick Comiskey

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Pepper Bridge Winery - Fruit Processing from Tangent Media Group on Vimeo.