ROXYANN WINERY was originally the pear growing and packing operation known as Hillcrest Orchard. But Jack Day, grandson of the Seattle businessman who became owner and manager of Hillcrest in 1908, had other ideas. Day planted wine grapes on 20 acres of the south-facing slope of RoxyAnn Peak where shallow clay soils are perfect for Bordeaux varietals. With the first harvest in 2001, RoxyAnn Winery was born.
Today the RoxyAnn estate vineyard runs to 70 acres from which the winery produces 15,000 cases of award-winning Claret, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Many of the original Hillcrest Orchard buildings, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, are still used by the winery. Visitors will enjoy the warm, old-fashioned atmosphere of the tasting room featuring premium estate wines and gourmet items. The quaint setting notwithstanding, RoxyAnn adheres to enlightened sustainable farming practices and employs state-of-the-art methods in wine production, supporting preservation of the natural surroundings while ensuring the finest fruit and superior wines. The tasting room is open seven days a week.