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As promised, below is a list of wineries and their positions on Initiatives 1100 and 1105. Several readers indicated that they felt this information might be helpful in thinking about their own position.

First, let me say a word about how this information was collected. The list below represents both wineries that contacted me based on my blog, Twitter, and Facebook solicitations and wineries that responded to an email asking their positions.

In terms of wineries that were contacted via email, while I had originally hoped to contact all 700 or so wineries in the state, I quickly found collating the contact information to be impractical. Instead, I focused on wineries in the following locations: Chelan, Seattle, Spokane, Walla Walla Valley, Woodinville, and Yakima Valley. This was done for the sole reason that it provided the easiest way to contact the largest number of wineries as quickly as possible. In all cases, I used the regional association listings (which some wineries are not part of) to obtain the contact information. In total, I contacted approximately 150 wineries; Washington has approximately 700 wineries total.

Please note that
the information below does not represent in any fashion a statistical sampling of Washington wineries and their positions. The positions of other wineries cannot be extrapolated from this list. Rather, this is just a list of wineries that responded to my solicitations and their stated positions - nothing more and nothing less.

Many winery representatives responded that they were not willing to share their positions publicly. Reasons most frequently cited were concern about alienating customers and divisions within the winery about the initiatives. Many also expressed frustration with Washington’s initiative process.

I would like to thank the wineries below for sharing their positions. If you represent a winery and wish to share your position, feel free to leave a comment below. The table is arranged from Yes (For) to No (Against) in alphabetical order.

Next up on this subject, thoughts from people across the three tiers. See previous posts on these initiatives here.

No.

Winery

1100

1105

1

Fielding Hills

Yes

No

2

Gramercy Cellars

Yes

No

3

Lodmell

Yes

No

4

Lost River

Yes

No

5

Overbluff Cellars

Yes

No

6

Red Sky

Yes

No

7

Tero Estates

Yes

No

8

Tsillan Cellars

Yes

No

9

Willis Hall

Yes

No

10

Wilridge

Yes

No

11

Barrage

Undecided

No

12

428 Wines

No

No

13

Adams Bench

No

No

14

Airfield Estates

No

No

15

Barrister

No

No

16

Buty

No

No

17

Cadence

No

No

18

Cougar Crest

No

No

19

Darby

No

No

20

DesVoigne

No

No

21

Eleven

No

No

22

Hestia

No

No

23

Hinzerling

No

No

24

Hollywood Hill Vineyards

No

No

25

J. Bookwalter Winery

No

No

26

Kyra

No

No

27

Latah Creek

No

No

28

Laurelhurst Cellars

No

No

29

L’Ecole No. 41

No

No

30

McCrea

No

No

31

Nefarious

No

No

32

Nodland

No

No

33

Pomum

No

Neutral

34

Robison Ranch

No

No

35

Salida

No

No

36

Sleeping Dog Wines

No

No

37

Stomani Cellars

No

No

38

Syncline Wine Cellars

No

No

39

Thurston Wolfe Winery

No

No

40

Trio Vintners

No

No

41

Trust Cellars

No

No

42

Upland

No

No

43

Walter Dacon

No

Neutral

44

Waterville

No

No

45

William Church

No

No


Totals

Yes = 10

No = 34

Undecided = 1

Yes = 0

No = 43

Neutral = 2

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1 Responses to Washington wineries and their positions on Initiatives 1100 & 1105

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Thanks for the effort Sean. This is interesting to see where the different wineries stand since they will be impacted by the iniatives. DougG (douggator)

     

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