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Crimson Wine To Build 50,000-Case Winery For Washington’s Double Canyon

July 8, 2016

Crimson Wine Group’s Double Canyon Vineyards is breaking ground on a new 47,000-square-foot winemaking facility in West Richland, Washington. Set for completion by August 2017, the facility will have an initial production capacity of about 50,000 cases, with the ability to scale up as needed. Double Canyon’s new winery will be located near Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills appellation, as well as Washington State University’s new wine research facility.

The new facility will allow Double Canyon to move all winemaking activities for its namesake Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) in-house. In addition to Double Canyon, which was established in 2007, Crimson recently upped its Washington profile with the acquisition of Walla Walla’s Seven Hills Winery ($28-$45) for $8 million earlier this year. For its full fiscal year through last December, Crimson posted net sales up 5% to $61 million. —Kimberly Tharel

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