How WeatherEye Vineyard is redefining Washington wine

WeatherEye vines planted en echalas, a single vine is trained vertically up a single stake

High-density, steep-slope plantings and unusual training methods are showcasing the elegance that Red Mountain wines can express. Above, WeatherEye vines planted en echalas.

It’s Washington’s most unusual vineyard. But it wouldn’t be going too far to call WeatherEye one of the world’s most distinctive viticultural efforts. Although planting started as recently as 2016, WeatherEye is already changing the future of Washington wine.

WeatherEye vineyard sits at the top of the mountain for which the Red Mountain AVA is named. While most of the vineyards in the appellation pool about the base of the surrounding hillsides, WeatherEye climbs the...