James Suckling 91
"This wine delights with floral notes of lilies and lemon zest on the nose and apple and pear on the palate. Accented by hints of vanilla and crme brle, this medium-bodied wine is full of flavor, with a lingering finish of vanilla custard and apple pie."
Pioneer of the Columbia Valley wine region, Butch Milbrandt saw potential in Eastern Washington. Hes one of the first to drive a stake into what is now known as a world-class wine destination. In 1997, this fourth-generation farmer took a risk in planting grapes and soon became recognized for helping establish two of the top AVAs in Washington State: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.
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Milbrandt Vineyards was founded in 1997 by Butch and Jerry Milbrandt. Building on four generations of farming heritage, Butch and Jerry took a leap from potato and apple farming to grow world-class vineyards, and ultimately opened a winery. Pioneers of the Columbia Valley wine regions, Butch and Jerry saw potential in the land and resources of Eastern Washington. They took a risk in planting grapes and soon became recognized for helping establish two of the top AVAs in the state: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.
Be it innovation, determination, or sheer grit, the Milbrandts have never shied away from a challenge and that persistence is reflected in the quality of their wines. Now a multi-generation owned and operated family winery, Milbrandt Vineyards remains a symbol of perseverance and reward. The wines are crafted to be enjoyed on any occasion, whether it's following a long day's work or a once in a lifetime celebration.
The Milbrandt Family brings an adventurous spirit and lifestyle to winemaking that is captured in each bottle. They are bold, innovative and fun; removing the stigma premium wines are often associated with and creating an opportunity for all to connect and participate.
Influenced by the regions hot, arid summers and cool, crisp evenings, Milbrandt wines embody the pioneering spirit of the Milbrandt brothers and are brought to life through the technical skill of winemaker Joshua Maloney and his team.
A craftsman by nature and chemist by degree, Joshua Maloney, joined the winery in August 2011 with nearly 20 years of winemaking experience and has led Milbrandt to be recognized among the top wineries in Washington.
The Milbrandt winemaking team's scientific precision and artisanal approach capture the spirit and lifestyle of the Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes terroir to create incomparable wines. Joshua and his team consistently craft 90-plus point single vineyard and estate wines and view each bottle as a work of art.