Powers is a trailblazing winery of Washington State. Founded in 1981, their vineyard was the first in the state to be certified organic. One of the co-owners of the renowned Champoux Vineyard, Powers produces wines remarkable for their price/quality value. A customer favorite is their exquisite dry Muscat Canelli made from 100% Champoux Vineyard fruit.
More About Powers Winery
Father and son, Bill and Greg Powers, established two wineries -- Powers Winery and an organic winery -- Badger Mountain Vineyard -- in 1982. In 1983 they were joined by a partner, Tim DeCook and started producing premier wines at their 80-acre estate winery. The estate is situated on a south-facing slope of Badger Mountain, in the Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State's finest viticultural area.
Powers made the transition to organic viticulture starting in 1988. Since that time the winery has not used chemical herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers in our vineyard. They have relied on only organically approved and naturally occurring substances for all vineyard applications. In 1990, Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first vineyard to be Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Powers and Badger Mountain balance tradition and technology to produce a wide array of classic varietal wines, as well as limited bottlings of wines with no added sulfites (preservatives). The wineries continue to be committed to producing premium wine, which has become nationally and internationally recognized for its consistent high quality.
Greg Powers - Winemaker
Greg Powers, son of Bill, has been involved with Powers Winery and Badger Mountain since its inception in 1982. As Vineyard Manager from 1982 to 1990, Greg took an active role in the development of the vineyard and the production of the highest quality of fruit. In 1990, Greg's role moved him into the winery to oversee the expansion from 100,000 gallon capacity to 500,000 gallons. Under Greg's leadership, the winemaking has been recognized by such notables as the Wine Spectator, which has referred to the winery as a "rising star", and recently Wine Enthusiast named Powers Winery one of the "50 Great U.S. Cabernet Producers".
Greg continues his education with courses from the University of California at Davis, with an eye towards constantly improving quality both in the vineyard and the winery.