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Mackey Brothers

Extraordinary wines come from extraordinary vineyards. In 2007, Roger Mackey and his brother Philip said goodbye to a conventional life in California and as bonheur, or good fortune, would have it, they discovered a small farm with apple orchards and grape vines, and traded their dress suits for a tractor and a plow. The brothers brought the established but ailing vineyard with amazing soils back to life, and from this land, the family owned Mackey Vineyards is dedicated to extremely small production of estate grown Bordeaux varietals.

Mackey Vineyards is dedicated to French style production and winemaking methods to achieve uncompromising expression of terroir, that ineffable quality that links the wines to the unique land where the grapes are grown. Mackey Vineyards produces wines of restraint, balance and finesse, turning every meal and every day into a celebration.

mackey and rasa signMackey Vineyard is located in the highly coveted southeast part of the Walla Walla Valley in a deep canyon on the south fork of the Walla Walla River. The site itself is reminiscent of the prized vineyards of Bordeaux with river rock studded soils, and higher elevation, which provides not only frost protection, but moderate temperatures ideal for French-style wines.

With every bottle of Mackey Vineyards wine, you experience a part of their land, and an indelible sense of place. "We knew we didn't want to just make wine," says Roger. "We wanted to grow grapes." Mackey Vineyards is in an elite group of producers in the Walla Walla Valley crafting estate wines.

"I think there is nothing more special than saying here, try my wine. It's produced from my land," says Roger.

You can taste Mackey Vineyards' wines at their tasting room/winery located on Powerline Road just a half mile north of the Oregon/Washington border.

Sante et bon apetit!

The Mackey Family

Billo NaravaneWinemaker Billo Naravane, MW

Billo Naravane, MW, achieved a Masters degree in Viticulture and Winemaking from UC Davis, and since 2007 has been committed to making the best wines in the world.

Billo and his brother Pinto Naravane, own and operate Rasa Vineyards making ultra-premium wines in the Walla Walla Valley. Mackey Vineyards is located in the same winery building as Rasa Vienyards, and we'd love to see you on your next visit to beautiful Walla Walla!