Hogue Estate

THE HOGUE CELLARS™, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premiere grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of food.

Back in 1982, when brothers, Gary and Mike Hogue, started Hogue Cellars in Washington's Yakima Valley, it was the state's 19th bonded winery. Today Washington is home to over 650 wineries and produces a collective 20 million gallons of wine per year. As time would tell, the Hogue Cellar's adventure, that began over 25 years ago, exploded into one of Washington's most influential and quality-driven.


Gary Hogue contends that the number one reason that Hogue Cellars really took off after their third year in business, with a production of 20,000 cases, was the innate quality of Washington's fruit. When you marry high quality grapes with fair pricing it is a recipe for success and extremely attractive to the consumer.

What keeps the fruit quality at such high levels? For one thing, Washington does not waste vineyard space on inexpensive blending grapes to keep pricing down and ultimately dilute the wine's quality. Hogue Cellar's winemaking philosophy from the start was summed up by Gary Hogue, "Surround yourself with people who know what they are doing, and then do it." Sounds simple enough and it's obvious that adherence to this philosophy has paid off with Hogue Cellars now producing 650,000 cases per year and claiming almost 8% of Washington's wine market volume.

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Hogue Estate 'Late Harvest' White Riesling 2017
" Hogue Cellars has developed a style of Late Harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet. Aromas of ripe apricot and peach preserves, as well as hints of green tea, orange zest, and orange blossom. Classic Riesling flavors of apricot nectar, violet, tangerine, honeysuckle, and orange
Item Number: 31040
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
BTL

Hogue Estate Gewurztraminer 2015
"With the snap and concentration of a tasty lemon-drop cocktail, this lovely Gewürztraminer pays homage to the floral aspect of the grape without drowning in it. Perfumed, not soapy, with superb fruit flavors of peaches and citrus, it’s a sensational value." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 26576
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
BTL

Hogue Estate 'Late Harvest' White Riesling 2016
" Hogue Cellars has developed a style of Late Harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet. Aromas of ripe apricot and peach preserves, as well as hints of green tea, orange zest, and orange blossom. Classic Riesling flavors of apricot nectar, violet, tangerine, honeysuckle, and orange

Hogue Cabernet 'Reserve' 2012
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Aromas of cocoa, dark berries, leather and vanilla are followed by tart cranberry and cherry flavors backed by grainy tannins. It delivers a lot of fruit intensity and enjoyment."~SS  "Eastern Washington's warm days and cool nights provide the perfect conditions for producing

Hogue Estate 'Late Harvest' White Riesling 2015
" Hogue Cellars has developed a style of Late Harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet. Aromas of ripe apricot and peach preserves, as well as hints of green tea, orange zest, and orange blossom. Classic Riesling flavors of apricot nectar, violet, tangerine, honeysuckle, and orange

Hogue Estate 'Late Harvest' White Riesling 2014
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"Eastern Washington’s low annual rainfall and cool nights during the growing season make it the perfect area for producing consistently great late harvest wines. The Hogue Cellars has developed a style of late harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet.  The wine was produced from select

Hogue Estate Gewurztraminer 2014
"With the snap and concentration of a tasty lemon-drop cocktail, this lovely Gewürztraminer pays homage to the floral aspect of the grape without drowning in it. Perfumed, not soapy, with superb fruit flavors of peaches and citrus, it’s a sensational value." ~Winery Notes

Hogue Estate Gewurztraminer 2013
"True to its name, our Gewürztraminer offers up varietal spiciness, along with intense aromas and flavors of lychee, tangerine, orange, and cream. It has an excellent balance of sweet, rich fruit and crisp acidity, along with a slight minerality." ~Winery Notes

Hogue Cellars 'Wahluke' Reserve Merlot 2011
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"A lightly aromatic wine with notes of mint, mocha, dark raspberries, and black licorice. The palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied, elegantly styled with a wash of firm tannins and a long, persistent mocha filled finish." ~Winery Notes

Hogue 'Genesis' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 3.0L
 "The lots were monitored carefully during the early extractive fermentation and  pressed at 10 Brix, when the color was maximized but before the wine became  too tannic. Primary (alcoholic) and secondary (malolactic) fermentations were  nished in-tank for most of the wines prior to

Hogue Estate Gewurztraminer 2012
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91“The softly oral scents of rose petals and body powder introduce this excellent wine, followed by bright flavors of Meyer lemon and pink grapefruit.  e 20 g/L residual sugar is complemented with zippy acids, keeping this well-crafted wine to dry but not sweet. ” ~ PG

Hogue Estate 'Genesis' Riesling 2008
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The 2008 Riesling Genesis exhibits an alluring nose of slate/mineral, peach, and apricot. Just off-dry and nicely balanced by lively acidity, it will provide pleasurable drinking for another 2-3 years." ~The Wine Advocat

Hogue Cellars 'Wahluke' Reserve Merlot 2006
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Ripe and spicy, this stylish Merlot offers a peppery, meaty overlay to its dark cherry flavors, persisting nicely on the polished finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,094 cases made." HS


Hogue Estate 'Late Harvest' White Riesling 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “Nominally a reserve, the Genesis falls midway between Hogue’s regular Riesling and its Late Harvest bottling in terms of alcohol. It’s finished dry, with hints of mint and lemon verbena opening into a zesty palate with lemon, lime and grapefruit. The length, balance and

Hogue Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"Inviting aromas of crushed cherry, plum and blueberry, with cedar, spicy clove and a subtle smokiness. On the palate the wine displays a fine balance of fruit, acidity and oak, with flavors of ripe blackberry and blueberry." ~ Winery notes

Hogue Estate 'Genesis' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Firm in texture, but open in style, with ripe currant and smoke flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2012. 24,020 cases made. "

Hogue Estate 'Genesis' Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
 "This is a spicy wine at its core with anise, clove and coffee bean accenting its bright fresh cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. It is a rich, full-bodied, expressive wine that still shows some finesse with fine, almost powdery tannins and well-integrated oak. Tobacco and black pepper linger on