Passing Time is, first and foremost, dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon. We use Merlot and Cabernet Franc from iconic Washington vineyards to create a complex and complete blend that complements Cabernet, without taking away from its unique character. Minimal handling in the cellar, and close attention to the choice and use of new oak are designed to create long-lived, expressive, and complex wines that attain the considerable heights Washington is known for.
Discovery Vineyard was first planted in 2005 and is owned by Kay and Milo May. They co-manage the vineyard with Paul Champoux who acts as consultant and mentor. The 30 acre site which overlooks the Columbia River has 17 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Elevation on average is 550 feet and the soil is wind-blown loess over fractured basalt. All training, pruning and harvesting is by hand.
Champoux Vineyard was first planted in sandy loam soil (Warden-Schano-Esquatzel) in 1972. The 175 acre vineyard is set back from the Columbia River five miles in a location along the Gorge where the wind never seems to stop – one of the things that makes this vineyard unique. Champoux can boast four 100 point wines from the Wine Advocate which have been produced with grapes from their vineyard.
Located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain, Klipsun Vineyard grows some of Washington's highest quality wine grapes. Named as one of the Top 25 Vineyards in the World by Wine & Spirits magazine, Klipsun grapes are used in many of Washington’s premium wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot are among the varieties grown on this 120 acre estate which was founded in 1982 by Patricia and David Gelles.
Seven Hills Vineyard
The original vineyard and heart of SeVein, Seven Hills, is one of the first commercial vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.With an elevation of 850 to 1,050 feet, the site has excellent soil and air drainage and is one of the most technologically advanced in the industry. The vertically trained canopy, controlled cluster spacing and sunlight exposure generates uniform fruit ripeness. Yields are strictly controlled to assure ultra-premium quality.
Pepper Bridge Vineyard
Pepper Bridge Vineyard is one of the premier vineyards located in the Walla Walla Valley Appellation. The original 10 acres were planted in 1991. Since then, the vineyard has been expanded to almost 200 acres. Pepper Bridge Vineyard has gained an outstanding reputation with winemakers throughout the state of Washington and especially the Walla Walla Valley.
Figgins Estate Vineyard
Higgins Estate is nestled in the Blue Mountain foothills overlooking the Walla Walla Valley. The 32-acre Figgins Estate Vineyard is meticulously cared for with trellising and intensive viticultural practices.
Bacchus Vineyard has built its 40 year reputation on being a superior vineyard site for Cabernet Sauvignon. Bacchus commands a view to the west overlooking the Columbia River and the Rattlesnake Mountains. The sloping land with elevation ranging from 550-900 ft. and soft rolling knolls provides a warm site with excellent air drainage. The soils in Bacchus are varied across the vineyard which adds to the complexity in the wines.