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Champoux Vineyards

Champoux Vineyards, Alderdale Washington is located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA in the south, central part of Washington State. This vineyard has produced 5, 100-point rated Cabernet Sauvignon wines in recent history.

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Galitzine Vineyard

Galitzine Vineyard, West Richland, WA located in the small Red Mountain AVA. Named in honor of our proud Russian heritage, this vineyard has the original spelling of the family name.

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Lake Wallula Vineyards

Lake Wallula Vineyards sits on a small, geologically carved plateau 50 vertical feet above the mighty Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The site is located 20 miles upriver of McNary Dam on the Lake Wallula reservoir. The vast river extends nearly 1 mile in width, one of the widest points on the Columbia River's 1,210 mile journey to the Pacific Ocean. The large body of water acts both as a moderator in the summer months and massive insulator during the cold winter months, making this site a frost free location. Due to the low elevation and close proximity to the river, Lake Wallula Vineyards is one of the warmest sites in Washington State.

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Palengat Vineyard

Palengat Vineyard, located next to the world-famous Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Named to commemorate the French heritage of the family, Palengat is the maiden name of our co-founder, Jeannette Golitzin.

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Wallula Vineyard

Wallula Vineyard overlooks the Columbia River with a view at 1,120 feet above sea level. This unique site is frost free due to the Columbia river acting as an insulator, allowing for the harvest of perfectly ripe fruit. Wallula has now become one of the most sought after vineyards in the state.

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Dan Nickolaus

Dan Nickolaus

After sustaining significant winter damage to the Champoux Circle Block in 2010, Paul Golitzin began looking at other Cabernet Sauvignon sources in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Paul discovered the Wallula Vineyard was untouched by the freeze and contacted Dan Nickolaus who manages the vineyard for the Den Hoed family. The Golitzin family immediately recognized Dan's great attention to detail and unyielding dedication in the vineyard. In 2014, Dan was elected by the Champoux Board Members to oversee all operations of their Champoux Vineyards. In 2017, the Golitzins asked Dan to oversee their remaining vineyard holdings. His hard work ethic and team leadership abilities has helped produce two 100-point wines (2014 Galitzine Vineyard & 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) and the number #2 Wine of the World according to the Wine Spectator (2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley). Dan is a native Washingtonian, Washington State University graduate and currently resides in Richland with his wife Heather and family.