The Goat Rocks Wilderness is an area between Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams in Central Washington State, known for mountain goats and rocks. Geologically, this area was formed when a Volcano erupted about a million years ago. Think Mt. St. Helens, which is also close by, but much more epic. When that Volcano erupted one of the lava flows came back east toward the current City of Yakima, Washington, and formed what is now known as the Naches Heights plateau.
In 2011/2012, the Naches Heights AVA was established as a wine graping area, subdivided from the greater Columbia Valley. The appellation is unique due to its historic geology, overlying blown loess soils - known locally as Tieton Loam, and site rocks and boulders.
We've chosen to name our vineyard and our winery in honor of these ancient rocks - the Goat Rocks.
961 Livengood Road, Cowiche, WA 98923