The Hogue Cellars
Hogue Cellars began in a playhouse in Mike Hogue's backyard and became one of the most famous winery names in Washington State. When Mike and Gary brought Hogue Cellars to the market, it was Washington's 19th winery.
Her father, Wayne, started growing hops in the Prosser region in 1944 and gradually built up the hop farm to over 1,700 hectares. Until 1974, Mike took six hectares of his father's land and planted Riesling grapes, which he sold to other wineries. Seven years later, Mike and a friend began making wine at Mike's daughter's playhouse, which they judged to be "damn good".
In 1982, the Hogue brothers appeared for the first time as "The Hogue Cellars" at the Prosser Wine & Food Fair. In the following year, The Hogue Cellars took over the winery and tasting room in an empty building in Prosser.
Constant awards and accolades have allowed Hogue Cellars to grow from 2,000 cases in 1982 to 5,000 cases in 1983 and 10,000 cases in 1984. An expansion project was completed by 1996, increasing Hogue's production capacity to 400,000 crates.
Over the years, Hogue Cellars has maintained consistent quality and still uses only grapes harvested in the Columbia Valley.
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|Company Name:||The Hogue Cellars|
|Street:||2800 Lee Rd|
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|Telephone:||+1 (509) 786-6108|
|Fax:||+1 (509) 786-4580|