In the beginning there was one Nine Hats wine, a red blend created from Long Shadows’ declassified barrels to support the winemakers’ ongoing strict selection process for their signature wines. The overwheming success of the Red Wine lead to the expansion of the brand and Nine Hats has come out of the “shadows” to assemble a portfolio of eight uniquely sophisticated wines.

The Benches Vineyard

Today, Long Shadows’ director of winemaking and enology, Gilles Nicault, oversees a team of winemakers dedicated to Nine Hats.  The wines are styled for quality and everyday enjoyment.

Winemaker Giles Nicault

Nine Hats grapes are sourced from many of the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley. While demand for top quality Washington State grapes is strong, Nine Hats’ access to exceptional fruit is made possible through Long Shadows’ on-going relationships with Washington State’s best growers; and it is the vineyards that serve as a lasting connection between the two wineries.