Airfield Estates Winery

560 Merlot Drive, 99350 Prosser, WA
USA

This company is co-exhibitor of
Washington State Wine

Hall map

ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 9): stand D06

Fairground map

ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.03  USA
  • 01.03.03.08  Washington

Our products

Product category: Washington

2015 FOUNDERS HLLOYD

TASTING NOTES
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec. Sourced from the best of our estate grown fruit, this ultra-premium Bordeaux-style blend showcases a seamless integration of fruit, tannin, and oak. Interwoven layers of cherry, cranberry, orange zest, leather, tobacco, and spice evolve into a full, broad, and round palate. The structural framework of tightly knit fine-grained tannins carries through to a long-lasting finish.

VINEYARD DESIGNATION

100% Estate Grown

PAIRINGS

Beef Bourguignon
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Pan-Seared Sirloin

OTHER NOTES

This wine pays tribute to our great-grandfather, H. Lloyd Miller, a successful businessman and pioneer of the Yakima Valley, who founded our family farm in the early 1900’s. He is considered the father of the Roza Irrigation Canal, which supplies water to 72,000 acres of farmland in our valley. His entrepreneurial spirit provides a great source of inspiration to our family as we strive to carry on his legacy.

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Product category: Washington

2015 LIGHTNING

TASTING NOTES
75% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne. Aged in French Oak (20% new). This Rhone-style white blend imparts enticing aromas of honeysuckle and floral notes. Layers of pear, honey, and toasted almond unite into a round, creamy palate with a soft, lingering finish.

VINEYARD DESIGNATION

100% Estate Grown

PAIRINGS

Paella
Lobster Cioppino
South Indian Chicken Curry
Fontina or Camembert

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Product category: Washington

2016 FLYGIRL WHITE

TASTING NOTES
80% Viognier, 20% Chardonnay. This light, refreshing, signature white blend is layered with flavors of Asian pear and citrus fruit. Crisp, yet fruit-forward, this versatile wine appeals to a wide range of palates and is great for entertaining.

VINEYARD DESIGNATION

100% estate grown

PAIRINGS

Bouillabaisse
Creamy Chicken Alfredo
Pâté
Thai Fish Cakes
Goat Cheese or Gruyere

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About us

Company details

Airfield Estates vineyard is situated in the heart of the Yakima Valley – Washington State’s first established AVA. Nestled along the foothills of the Rattlesnake Mountains, it spans 830 acres and includes over 20 different varietals.

Wine grapes were initially planted by our grandfather, Don Miller, in 1967. This led to the establishment of our commercial vineyard in 1971 – one of the first commercial vineyards in Washington State. Farming in one place for an extensive period of time has provided us with a high level of knowledge and a more experienced approach to viticulture.

We are firm believers that great wines begin in the vineyard. At Airfield Estates, we use 100% estate grown fruit that produce well-balanced wines with true varietal characteristics showcasing the subtleties of the terroir. From lava-layered mountains to glacier-cut valleys, followed by sediment-deposited soil from epic ice age floods, the terroir of this region is unique and ideal for growing vitis vinifera vines.

SOIL
Classified as silt loam, our vineyard has one of the preferred soil types for growing wine grapes due to its drainage capabilities, nutrient contents, and pH range. On our farm, there are areas of shallow soils dispersed with fractured basalt, as well as sandier sites giving us quite a lot of diversity within a fairly small geographic region.

CLIMATE
A high dessert climate provides us with long, hot summer days and cool nights to fully ripen our fruit while retaining natural acidity. With less than an average of six inches of rain per year, the limited rainfall and drought-like conditions are not always ideal for growing grapes. Fortunately for us, we have the ability to incorporate targeted irrigation – thanks to the efforts of our great-grandfather, H. Lloyd Miller. Considered the Father of the Roza Irrigation Canal, H. Lloyd was instrumental in bringing high mountain water to the Yakima Valley below.

ELEVATION
850 - 1250 feet above sea level

LATITUDE
46° N (similar to Bordeaux Region of France, which is 45° N)

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