MikeL's Guide to WA Wineries
Upland Winery [defunct]

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William Bridgman arrived to Washington's Yakima Valley from Ontario, Canada, in 1902, and in 1914 he began to plant grapes on Harrison Hill in Sunnyside. In 1934, a year after Prohibition was repealed, Bridgman opened Upland Winery in Sunnyside, and throughout the '30s and '40s brought in and experimented with European grape varieties. He sold Upland in 1951 but kept his hand in the wine business until his death in 1968 at age 90.

Washington Hills Cellars in Sunnyside has honored Bridgman by naming a line of wines after him.
Sources: [WinePressNW]

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