The Vineyard

Taking viticulture in Washington to new heights. Pushing the limits of Red Mountain.

The views from the top of Cam Myhrvold’s majestic Red Mountain property inspires one to dream big. What is possible? In viticulturalist Ryan Johnson, Cam has found a willing partner - ready to explore the full potential of the site. Ryan spent 15 months researching the 360 acre site and learning the land, before planting a single vine.

The top of the property is well above the level of the ancient glacial floods. As a result, the highest vineyard sites feature fractured basalt lava barely covered by a skiff of windblown soil, bringing to mind the rocky growing regions of Côte Rôtie or Priorat. 

As of 2018, 27 acres were planted, with mostly Rhône varietals harvested in the first vintage. Blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon will be ready for harvest in 2019. Liminal has exclusive access to many of the vineyard’s diverse blocks. Varieties include Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, and Viognier, with more on the way in upcoming vintages.

photo: Ryan Johnson
Everything we’ve done in the vineyard has been at an obsessive level of detail. Because we are pioneering something new in developing the ridgeline, we’ve had the freedom to be creative and innovative. Of course, there is some risk, but the risk is tethered by our extensive experience and rooted in our knowledge of the land.
- Ryan Johnson, Viticulturist