Quilceda Creek has been dedicated exclusively to the production of world-class Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon since it’s founding in 1978 by Alex and Jeannette Golitzin. Robert Parker Jr. recognized Quilceda Creek as “Washington State’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producer”. As they say, “great wine begins in great vineyards” and Quilceda Creek’s wines are the expression of five vineyards; Champoux, Galitzine, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula Vineyards. In 1997, Quilceda Creek, along with a handful of other Washington wineries, partnered in Champoux Vineyard LLC and released their first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1997 Quilceda Creek Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was the only single vineyard Quilceda Creek wine from Champoux Vineyard. The Golitzin family partnered with Jim Holmes of Ciel du Cheval (Red Mountain AVA) in 2001 to develop Galitzine Vineyard, a 17-acre site planted with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Palengat vineyard, acquired in 2006 by Paul Golitzin and his brother-in-law John Ware, is five acres located next to Champoux Vineyard that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Alex and Jeannette’s son, Paul, is President and director of winemaking and his influence has led to numerous 100-point rated releases over the years.