– Christian Grieb, Winemaker and VP of Sales
With several Estate Vineyards now in production, Treveri is committed to overseeing the entire growing and production process, from vine to bottle. Sparkling wines are typically made with white wine grapes, which thrive in cooler growing sites where rich acidity and minerality combine to bring a rich drinking experience with the finished product. Most of Treveri’s vineyard sites are now located in the Naches Heights AVA, which is primarily made up of andesite rock from the Goat Rocks Lava Flow. With slightly cooler temperatures, the grapes can retain the perfect balance of acidity, sugar, and minerality to make sparkling wines.
Treveri owns several vineyard sites, including the Aurum Treveri (10 acres, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay), School Land Vineyard (40 acres, Chardonnay, Kerner, Scheurrebe, Dornfelder, Pinot Gris), Basalt Springs Vineyard (16 acres, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, and Dornfelder), and Bethel Ridge Vineyard (5 acres, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier). These sites are all farmed organically.
Additionally, Treveri sources grapes from the highest quality growers and vineyards, including Hilltop Vineyard, Upland Vineyard, Den Hoed Vineyard, and Marchant Vineyard.
Treveri is committed to ensuring we have sustainable farming and winemaking processes. Caring for our common home is extremely important to us, and we’re proud to be farming all of our estate fruit organically, and provide natural pollination and habitat buffers.
We are also beginning to use regenerative farming practices, such as using mobile chicken tractors to keep weeds and pests away from the grapes, while fertilizing the soil.
In our production process, we use recycled glass with a minimum of 60% recycled content. We recycle our cork, and all of our cardboard. All of our glass is recycled, as well as pallets that are no longer usable.
As part of a valley-wide initiative to ensure that wastewater from wineries was contained and cleaned, Jürgen worked with key stakeholders to develop a process and protocol that wineries in the county must adhere to for safe wastewater disposal. Our practices are among the highest in the state industry.