Badger Mountain | Columbia Valley, Washington

Graduating from the University of Minnesota, it is no surprise Mickey Dunne enjoys playing ice hockey, fishing, and cooking. Mickey experienced his first harvest in 1987 and has been hooked on the Washington wine industry ever since. After joining Badger Mountain as Sales Manager in 1998, the brand grew from 17,000 cases per year to more than 70,000 cases per year. Can we chalk that up to his Midwestern work ethic? It certainly impressed someone because Mickey was made a partner in 2005. Passionately committed to the success of Washington wines and the environmental sustainability vision embodied by Badger Mountain Vineyard and Powers Winery, Mickey is active in the Washington Wine Commission and sits on the Steering Committee of WineWise, an organization developing a Sustainability Guidebook for vineyards and wineries.

bad_ft_m1_sp11THE PRACTICE:
Visionary and life-long farmer Bill Powers planted Badger Mountain Vineyard with his son Greg in 1982. Just six years later, well-before the word organic became trendy and then universal, Bill transitioned his 80-acre estate to organic viticulture and in 1990 Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first Certified Organic vineyard in Washington State. Produced in the premiere Columbia Valley AVA, Badger Mountain Wines benefit from an ideal location and climate, deep volcanic soil, and organic production from vine to bottle. Badger Mountain N.S.A. wines (No Sulfites Added) are USDA Organic Certified and are made with certified organically grown grapes. All Badger Mountain Vineyard wines represent their ongoing commitments to environmental sustainability and the creation of high quality wines that reflect the purest expression of exceptional fruit.

Since 1990, Badger Mountain has not used chemical herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers among their vines.

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Since 1990 Badger Mountain has not used chemical herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers among their vines. Harvesting premium fruit is virtually assured by respecting these assets: a favorable location and climate, volcanic soil, and organic techniques. Using this diverse palette of organic grapes, winemaker Jose Mendoza creates a spectrum of classic varietal wines with no sulfites added. Jose’s imaginative blends result in fresh, provocative wines -each with a distinct, heady balance of fruit and floral notes, spice and earth. Badger Mountain’s NSA wines carry the USDA Organic logo and, per federal regulations, contains less than 10 parts per million sulfites.


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