In 1980, Jeff Gordon, along with his wife, Vicki and brother Bill decided to plant wine grapes on a sagebrush-covered slope overlooking the Snake River in Southeastern Washington’s Columbia Valley. At the time the vineyard was planted, there were 19 wineries in Washington and less than 5,000 acres of wine grapes in production. Jeff and Vicki quickly fell in love with the camaraderie of the small, but remarkably supportive winemaking community. Now, the Washington wine industry has grown to over 300 wineries and 30,000+ acres of wine grapes, but the Washington industry still maintains its solidarity.
Below is a short video, captured by a drone, of the vineyard and winery of Gordon Estate, located in the heart of Columbia Valley in Washington State.