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Buried Cane wines

The Washington State wine country boasts a climate of warm, sunny summers and harsh, frosty winters. To safeguard grapevines from the cold, a longstanding tradition involves burying low-hanging vine canes, ensuring a bountiful grape harvest in the subsequent season. The wines aptly named “Buried Cane” pay homage to this venerable practice in Washington State. This technique is crucial in the region’s cold-climate viticulture, where a live vine cane is gently lowered and buried within the vine row. This safeguard prevents potential damage caused by severe freezes that could otherwise devastate the main vine. By employing this method, vineyards are prepared to resuscitate the buried cane, enabling it to replace a freeze-damaged parent vine and maintain the vineyard’s productivity.

Originating from the Columbia Valley in Washington State, Buried Cane wines aptly reflect the region’s climatic challenges. With winters occasionally bringing vine-threatening freezes, vineyards in the area, particularly those with valuable grape varieties, adopt the labor-intensive practice of cane burial. The name “Buried Cane” not only pays tribute to this local tradition but also highlights the winery’s commitment to authentic Northwest style. Moreover, these wines offer remarkable affordability, embodying genuine American value. In essence, Buried Cane wines encapsulate the synergy between winemaking and regional heritage while delivering exceptional quality and value.

Here are some of the most popular Buried Cane wines:

  • Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon: This wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It is aged in oak barrels for 12 months, which gives it a smooth, complex flavor.
  • Buried Cane Merlot: This wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes. It is aged in oak barrels for 10 months, which gives it a fruity, flavorful profile.
  • Buried Cane Chardonnay: This wine is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. It is aged in French oak barrels for 9 months, which gives it a rich, buttery flavor .
  • Buried Cane Sauvignon Blanc: This wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. It is aged in stainless steel tanks, which preserves its fresh, fruity flavors. .

For more information about Buried Cane wines, contact:

(877) 289-9463