ABOUT KOLIBRI VINEYARDS
Dry Creek Valley, Sunnyside, Washington
Kolibri is a family-owned vineyard and winery, located in the picturesque Dry Creek Valley, nestled at the base of Rattlesnake Ridge in central Washington State. Jeffrey Dill established our vineyard and winery in 2004. Jeff worked most of his life as an analytical chemist, coming to viticulture and winemaking later in life. Jeff was an avid cyclist, and his dream for the vineyard was born while cycling through the farmland and vineyards of the lower Yakima Valley. We are grateful that Jeff was able to see his dream realized with our first vintage, released in 2014.
Following the unexpected loss of Jeff in 2017, his son-in-law, Brendan Mercer, took on the challenge of continuing to grow and nurture the vineyard and winery. Similar to Jeff, Brendan started his professional life as a chemical engineer, but quickly had to pivot and learn both viticulture and enology.
Our estate varieties are Sangiovese, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Although we have our own winery, our grapes have also been used to create award-winning wines for other wineries. We strive to make wines that enhance the natural flavors in our grapes, marrying scientific precision and artistry.