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Butch Milbrandt

Owner        + Butch’s bio

“Be it innovation, determination, or sheer grit, the Milbrandts have never shied away from a challenge and that persistence is reflected in the quality of their wines. The wines are crafted to be enjoyed on any occasion, whether it’s following a long day’s work or a once in a lifetime celebration.”

Pioneer of the Columbia Valley wine region, Butch Milbrandt saw potential in Eastern Washington. He’s one of the first to drive a stake into what is now known as a world-class wine destination. In 1997, this fourth-generation farmer took a risk in planting grapes and soon became recognized for helping establish two of the top AVAs in Washington State: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.

The Milbrandts are celebrating nearly two decades of 90-point wines. Their Evergreen Vineyard was named “Vineyard of the Year” by Seattle Magazine and over 12 varietals have been awarded “Best Buy” or “Editor’s Choice” by Wine Enthusiast.

Now a multi-generational brand with Butch and his son Buck taking the lead, Milbrandt Vineyards remains a symbol of perseverance and reward.  A premium wine tier as well as an introductory wine tier is available nationwide, both delivering uncompromising quality.

Winery History

Founded in 1997 by brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt.

Winery owners are Butch and his children Buck and Kerri Milbrandt.

Grew from a potato and apple farm into a world-class winery.

Canadian-born Kendall Mix is one of Washington’s most talented. Mix arrived in Washington in 1993 and ranks among the state’s most important winemaking figures. He’s worked for two of Washington’s largest producers–Chateau Ste. Michelle and Goose Ridge Vineyards. His career in the wine industry began after he graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in microbiology. He then studied viticulture and enology at the University of California-Davis.

Kendall Mix


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