Spring Valley Vineyards is a small winery
located within the Walla Walla Valley in Washington State. It
is one of Washington's few true wine estates with estate grown and
bottled red wines from land that the Corkrum and Derby families
have farmed for over a century.
The founders of the estate are wheat farmers, who realised that
Walla Walla is developing into a highly acclaimed wine region.
They planted a small vineyard within their 400 hectare wheat
At first they sold the fruit to wineries. These wines
received high scores and excellent reviews, which made the Corkrum
Derby Family decide to make wines themselves.
The wines reflect the terroir of the Spring Valley, where it is a
little bit cooler than the rest of Walla Walla due to its higher
elevation. The winery is more like a Farm-Barn that has been
remodelled into a winery. The winemaker, Serge, is of French
origin, and wanted to spend a few years in Walla Walla, which is
now more of a permanent home for him.
These highly acclaimed wines include 'Uriah' a merlot based red
blend; 'Katherine Corkrum' Cabernet Franc and 'Frederick' a
Cabernet Sauvignon based blend.