On a sunny September day in 2001, two airplanes departed Boston's Logan Airport, and America changed. The country lost much of its innocence, and many Americans Lost much more.
Mercer Wine Estates' Vineyard Manager, John Derrick, lost his best friend, Richard Guadagno, who went down in a Pennsylvania field on Flight 93. Rob Mercer, Owner of Mercer Estates, served as a Captain in the US Marcine Corps in the 1990's and re-appointed after 9-11 to serve in Iraq.
When he returned from service, Rob and John decided to plant a special vineyard. Block 93 of the Cavalie Vineyard is a one-acre block of premium, Washington wine grapes on some of the best vineyard land in the US. 911 vines were planted on a south facing slope in the Horse Heaven Hills.