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A singular red and white blend crafted with one criterion – unadulterated fruit purity. Two limited production wines that vividly demonstrate the range and depth of character in our flagship DD vineyard.

“Since 2020, it has been my vision to create a “halo”, or pinnacle wine offering that showcases the very best of every vintage—one red and one white wine.  The components of both wines may change from year to year, but never our winemaking team’s commitment to creating the best representative wines from our estate.”
– John Ware, Rocky Pond President

Play the video below for more on the Tumbled Granite Collection from Winemaker, Elizabeth Keyser.

The Vineyard

Tumbled Granite gives voice to the vines, unearthing and translating each growing season.

The guiding practices of our viticulture program include: Our recent efforts have gone towards implementing meticulous canopy management techniques at both sites to elevate the quality of our grapes even further, and the reward is evident in these exquisite creations. By focusing our efforts on low-vigor vines, we were able to produce high-concentrated fruit which allowed the grape to build elegant flavor, texture, and richness. All our grapes are hand-harvested are hand harvested and are SustainableWA certified to ensure they are handled with the utmost care and adhere to the highest sustainable farming practices in Washington state. 

It is these extra steps, dedication, and care that make exceptional wine, and we would not want to do it any other way.

The Connection

Tumbled Granite is an homage to the soil and landscape that our vines take root in.

In 2013 the Dufenhorst family found a powerful stretch of land – that would become the flagship DD vineyard, in the heart of WA’s Rocky Reach AVA – covered in sage brush, on the flanks of the mighty Columbia River, and envisioned a future for an utterly unique winegrowing region.

In the decade since planting the DD vineyard, our knowledge of this land has deepened, and ultimately inspired a new endeavor: Tumbled Granite.

“Our journey with wine has honored us with special moments that changed the direction of our life.  The Tumbled Granite collection is the culmination of that journey that has brought us joy and the inspiration to take one day at a time and appreciate each experience along the way.” 
David and Michelle Dufenhorst, Owners

The Craft

The Tumbled Granite blends change each year reflecting the splendor of the growing season, the commitment to world-class winemaking does not.

The guiding practices of our winemaking program include:

Tumbled Granite White

Hand harvesting, hand sorting, gentle whole cluster pressing, barrel fermentation and aging on lees to create more texture, richness, and complexity; winemaker barrel selection.
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Tumbled Granite Red

Hand harvested, optical sorted, small lot fermentation, malolactic fermentation in barrel and aging on lees; winemaker barrel selection.
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In both programs, we eschew fining agents and filtration to deliver a wine made with the purest expression and the highest quality standard.

“There is a feeling of joy that sits beneath the surface of each component in contention for Tumbled Granite selection. It’s more than a ‘winemaker’s selection’, the barrels that make the final blend hold an unforgettable vibration that keep the wine both alive, and vividly connect with the vineyard site.”
– Elizabeth Keyser, winemaker

Legacy

A winery is not just the wine, the vineyards, culture, and values – it’s also the family. The Tumbled Granite collection embodies a family and this team’s commitment to create a legacy wine from the heart of the Rocky Reach AVA.

“Rocky Pond’s mission is to leave unforgettable experiences to all who we share this special place and wine with.  Our collective goal is to leave a mark on our community; this means creating legacies for the next generations to come. Legacy isn’t something you carve on a sign, on a building, or on your tombstone, but how you carve a moment in peoples’ hearts and minds.”
Danielle DeBoe, Operations Manager

Accolades


2021 Tumbled Granite White
  • 95 pointsWine Advocate
2020 Tumbled Granite Red
  • 95 points | Wine Advocate
  • 94 points + Editor’s Choice | Wine Enthusiast
  • 95 points | Paul Gregutt 
2021 Tumbled Granite Red (unreleased)
  • 95-97 pointsWine Advocate (barrel tasting)

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