Badger Mountain Vineyards- First Organic Certified Winery in Washington
Badger Mountain Vineyards was established in 1982 by Bill Powers and was the first Washington state winery to be certified organic in 1990. Bill has committed to using sustainable and organic methods in their vineyards to protect the natural environment and their vines. The main aim of the winery is to produce natural wines that have a unique taste and complexity reflecting the merits of the region.
Environment Friendly Approach at the Winery
Eudoro Lucatero, has managed the vineyards at Badger Mountain Vineyards for 25 years. His expertise and dedication ensure that they use only organic and natural substances in all of their vineyards.
Solar panels have been installed at Badger Mountain Vineyards to generate solar energy and biodiesel is used in farm machines.
The winery uses lightweight glass bottles as well as recycled ink and paper labels in their production. They do their part to create wines in the most environmentally friendly way possible. The rainfall, temperature, and climate in the region are perfect for the cultivation of superb Washingtonian vines. The main grapes varieties grown at Badger Mountain Vineyards include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat, Riesling, Syrah, and Canelli. The best quality grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and rosé wines.
Traditional and Modern Winemaking Technology
The right combination of tradition and modern technology help Badger Mountain Vineyards create high-quality organic wines. In the winery, only conventional and organic materials are used, and there is no exposure of the wines to any prohibited substances. Recovered fuels are used in their tractors and trucks for power. A certification agency checks the winery and vineyards annually to make sure they work under the state organic guidelines.