2016 by McKinley Springs

 

Historical Timeline

2015

Opened New Tasting Room location in the Winemakers Loft

Expanded vineyard by 980 additional acres of Cabernet Sauvignon

2010

Added Cabernet Franc to wine portfolio

2006

Opened McKinley Springs Winery tasting room & production facility as the centerpiece of the family farm on Alderdale Road

2006

Winemaker Doug Rowell produced his first solo vintage

2002

Established McKinley Springs Winery

Wells drop below 300’ had to move and re-drill

Expanded vineyard with additional 580 acres

2000

Expanded farm with circles 28, 29, 30, 31

Expanded vineyards 500+ acres

1997

Began farming flats

1996

Expanded vineyard by additional 104 acres

1995

Expanded family farm with circles 25, 26, 27

1993

Purchased Hancock Place

1995

Purchased Flats

1990

Expanded with additional winegrapes + concords

1989

Installed variable speed well pump drives

1988

Started growing vegetables

Re-drilled wells in section 11&15

1986

Founded Andrews & Rowell

1985

Ended field corn production

Rented additional 5200 acres of Dryland

1984

Dan joined family farm (trucking for wheat harvest)

1982

Founded Andrews + Andrews

Bought first computer

1981

Planted 1st block of Chenin Blanc & additional concords

1980

Planted 1st block of Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes & apples

1979

Planted concords

Started farming as a family partnership founding  A+A+A

1978

Lost sugar beet contract

Mike Andrews began farming on his own

1977

Expanded family farm with circles 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 – 24

1976

Expanded family farm with circles 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Drilled artisian well

All wells stop = crop loss

1974

Planted asparagus

1973

Incorporated farm & planted potatoes

1972

Planted sugar beets

1971

Expanded family farm with circle 2

1970

Section 15 drilled 970' flow 2200 gallons per minute

1969

Section 14 drilled 950' flow 2500 gallons per minute

Fall planted circle 1

1965

Section 15 drilled 669' flow 500 gallons per minute

1961

1st irrigated wheat crop

1959

Drilled section 11 irrigation well 667' flowing 500 gallons per minute

1958

Planted pasture

1957

Drilled irrigation well 167' flowing 500 gallons per minute

1953 - 1955

Bought registered cows

1952

Cut 9 bushel crop

1949

Bob & Louise Andrews worked for G.W. Smith

1947 - 1957

Moved machinery to Bonners Ferry, Tule Lake & Horse Heaven Hills

1947

1st Dryland Wheat Crop

1947

7800 acres dryland wheat G.W. & Mabel Smith

1945

Received $10,000 stipend from the U.S. Government to rebuild and continue farming in the Horse Heaven Hills

1941

Family Land was a WWII gunning range facility for aerial training

1930 - 1943

Billings & Stout Sheep Company