Snake River Vineyards
Three entrepreneurs, including Pete Taggares II as the managing partner, formed Snake River Vineyards in the 1970s. The partnership purchased approximately 3,200 acres inclusive of the water rights on the Snake River in the southeastern part of Washington State near the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick and Richland). Under Pete Taggares II’s management, this once barren land in Burbank, Washington became a fertile, 2,388 acre vineyard that eventually became known as the largest continuous area of concord grapes planted in the world. In fact, during this period of time, the farm was producing almost half of the total tonnage of concord grapes grown in Washington State.