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Land purchased from Billings & Stout Sheep Company.
The family land was a WWII gunning range facility for aerial training.
GW Smith received $10,000 from Government to rebuild & continue farming in the Horse Heaven Hills.
7800 acres of dryland wheat was planted by GW & Mabel Smith. First harvest was late 1947.
Moved machinery to - Bonners Ferry, Id - Tule Lake, CA - Horse Heaven Hills.
Bob & Lousie (Smith) Andrews married and worked for GW Smith.
Harvested a 9 bushel dryland wheat crop.
Purchased registered cattle.
Drilled irrigation well 167 feet. Artisian well flowed 500 gallons per minute.
Planted 80 acres of irrigated pasture. 1961 harvested 1st irrigated Wheat Crop.
Bob Andrews named Washington State Cattleman of The Year.
Bob and Mike Andrews purchase prized bull, Bozak from Stan Jones in Balzak, Canada.
Prized bull, Big John takes top prize at John Asaquagas Golden Nugget Reno, Nevada.
Mike Graduates from WSU and returns home to manage the cattle operation. In 1978 Mike purchases Horse Heaven Hereford Ranch from family.
Andrews Family Plants 1st Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes. Exits Registered Hereford Operation to focus on Ranching and irrigated Farming.
Mike plants 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Mike gets 350 acre SMWE grape contract. Mike Partners with Dad, Bob Andrews, to form Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Farm Credit funds grape expansion.
Mike completely exits cattle operation. Last Aspargus Harvest-1974-2002 = 26 harvests. CCW gets license for winery to showcase the quality of CCV Grapes.
CCV becomes the 1st to plant Albarino & Graciano in WA State. CCW opens tasting room in Downtown Prosser. CCV enters into agreement with SMWE to plant 700 more vineyard acres. Jeff returns to farm, vineyard size 450 acres.
CCW closes downtown Prosser Tasting Room and Moves to Winemakers Loft. John Gabriel hired as winemaker. Last wheat and grass seed harvest to focus 100% on grapes.
CCV Thanksgiving freeze wipes out 650 acres of grapes.
Mike & Jeff complete planting of 1,125 acres of grapes includes 26 varieties. CCV Retrain 500 acres of grapes with very little harvest
CCV commits to improving technology and mechanization. Mike & Martha married-Martha contributes to winery with her art expertise.
Justin Michaud joins CCW team as Winemaker. CCW doubles space in Winemakers Loft. CCV builds new shop & office.
CCV plants 175 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, surpassing 1300 acres.
CCW switches from hand picked grapes to Selective Processor Machine picked. CCV purchases 2 new Pellancs with Selective Processors. CCW switches from hand picked grapes to Selective Processor Machine picked.
Mike Andrews named Grower of The Year by Washington Winegrowers Assn.
CCV doubles down on commitment to mechanization without sacrificing quality-mechanical pruning, shoot thinning, leafing, harvesting. CCW adds 2 concrete fermenters to improve wine quality and complexity.
CCW purchases Dolia egg shaped fermenter to increase Albariño quality.
USA Wine Ratings votes CCW Winery of The Year.
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