Our History

1930

1930

Land purchased from Billings & Stout Sheep Company.

1941

1941

The family land was a WWII gunning range facility for aerial training.

1945

1945

GW Smith received $10,000 from Government to rebuild & continue farming in the Horse Heaven Hills.

1947

1947

7800 acres of dryland wheat was planted by GW & Mabel Smith. First harvest was late 1947.

1947-1957

1947-1957

Moved machinery to - Bonners Ferry, Id - Tule Lake, CA - Horse Heaven Hills.

1949

1949

Bob & Lousie (Smith) Andrews married and worked for GW Smith.

1952

1952

Harvested a 9 bushel dryland wheat crop.

1956

1956

Purchased registered cattle.

1957

1957

Drilled irrigation well 167 feet. Artisian well flowed 500 gallons per minute.

1958-1961

1958-1961

Planted 80 acres of irrigated pasture. 1961 harvested 1st irrigated Wheat Crop.

1964

1964

Bob Andrews named Washington State Cattleman of The Year.

1970

1970

Bob and Mike Andrews purchase prized bull, Bozak from Stan Jones in Balzak, Canada.

1973

1973

Prized bull, Big John takes top prize at John Asaquagas Golden Nugget Reno, Nevada.

1973-1978

1973-1978

Mike Graduates from WSU and returns home to manage the cattle operation. In 1978 Mike purchases Horse Heaven Hereford Ranch from family.

1980-1982

1980-1982

Andrews Family Plants 1st Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes. Exits Registered Hereford Operation to focus on Ranching and irrigated Farming.

1994

1994

Mike plants 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

1997

1997

Mike gets 350 acre SMWE grape contract. Mike Partners with Dad, Bob Andrews, to form Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Farm Credit funds grape expansion.

2001-2005

2001-2005

Mike completely exits cattle operation. Last Aspargus Harvest-1974-2002 = 26 harvests. CCW gets license for winery to showcase the quality of CCV Grapes.

2006

2006

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.

2007-2008

2007-2008

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.

2010

2010

CCV Thanksgiving freeze wipes out 650 acres of grapes.

2010-2011

2010-2011

Mike & Jeff complete planting of 1,125 acres of grapes includes 26 varieties. CCV Retrain 500 acres of grapes with very little harvest

2011-2012

2011-2012

CCV commits to improving technology and mechanization. Mike & Martha married-Martha contributes to winery with her art expertise.

2013-2014

2013-2014

Justin Michaud joins CCW team as Winemaker. CCW doubles space in Winemakers Loft. CCV builds new shop & office.

2016

2016

CCV plants 175 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, surpassing 1300 acres.

2017

2017

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.

2017

2017

Mike Andrews named Grower of The Year by Washington Winegrowers Assn.

2018

2018

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.

2019

2019

CCW purchases Dolia egg shaped fermenter to increase Albariño quality.

2019

2019

USA Wine Ratings votes CCW Winery of The Year.

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2001-2005

Mike completely exits cattle operation. Last Aspargus Harvest-1974-2002 = 26 harvests. CCW gets license for winery to showcase the quality of CCV Grapes.