TERO winery: one of the oldest vineyards in the area
Located at Seven Hills Road, Milton-Freewater in the Washington state of the United States, TERO Estates has one of the oldest vineyards in Walla Walla Valley. The wines there are 100% grown around the winery and produced from one of the commercially planted vineyards in Walla Walla Valley.
Wines expressing the Terroir
At TERO winery, their goal is to produce small lots of estate wines that reflect the ultimate expression of Windrow Vineyard. Reviving and improving this historic property allows them to follow their passion for creating treasured wines while showing respect for the vines and the people who tend them. They have the only Charbono in the Pacific Northwest, and are a leading producer of big, bold Bordeaux wines.
Wine production is handled with utmost care
At the winery, all garpes are hand-harvested and immediately delivered to the crush pad at the top of the hill, where it is gently destemmed, sorted, and placed into fermentation bins. The must is then cold soaked for two to five days before yeast is added to start the fermentation. The cap is punched down by hand three times a day. When the fermentation is complete, the free run wine is siphoned into barrels and the remaining must is placed into the hydraulic basket press. Pressing off the skins and pulp is done gently and checked frequently to avoid bitter tannins. This press fraction is barreled separately from the free run.
The grapes cultivated at the vineyards are of varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah, Charbono and Nebbiolo. The wines made from these are produced under the Walla Walla Valley label.
The prime category of wine produced here is perfect balanced red wine