POPUP is the first chapter of my new wine story. It's a story of innovation by an American winemaker...a fresh, contemporary, of-the-moment take on one of the world's most celebrated traditions...wine with bubbles. In paying homage to the Old World in this New World project, I'm using Chardonnay, the noble varietal of Burgundy and Champagne, and techniques from the greatest sparkling wine regions in the world. Washington State is my home and I stick to my origins in winemaking. Single-vineyard, single-varietal, sustainably farmed and native fermented. Pure, and always, 100% Washington State. Evergreen Vineyard, Ancient Lakes (100%): Planted in 1998 by Jerry Milbrandt, the vineyard lies along a stretch of steep cliffs above the Columbia River, in the Ancient Lakes. A cooler site due to river influence, the soils are composed of fragmented basalt, gravel, silt, and caliche deposited during ice age floods. As with all of Milbrandt's vineyards, Evergreen is farmed using sustainable practices.