In the beginning, our winemaking team focused on varieties flourishing specifically on our Hood River estate-Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With a defiant streak running through the company, we began to look for other avenues to be creative…

Sourcing grapes from local growers offers an opportunity to play with other interesting varietals. Beginning with two complex blends, an interesting slice of Prohibition history, and our namesake peak in the backyard, the Mt. Defiance Wine Company was born. In each bottle you will find a beautiful combination of
Rich Cushman’s quality winemaking and our founding spirit.

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