Apex joined Yakima Valley's pioneering winemakers in 1988, with its original production facility in Sunnyside, Washington under the ownership of the Alhadeff family and famed winemaker, Brian Carter. Known as a super-premium label, its strengths garnered repeat acclaim in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Apex joined the Precept Wine family in 2008, and we build upon that legacy today.
Our winemaking team believes Apex has the best of both worlds: New World Washington State fruit and his commitment to Old World-style winemaking. The use of French oak for a buttery Chardonnay and bold, round reds for which Apex is beloved results in cellar-worthy wines each year.
Production happens in two places: on-site at our Alder Ridge Winery next to our estate vineyard, where meticulous hand-sorting and processes such as open fermentation optimize these small-lot gems; and a dedicated aromatics winery in Prosser, Washington, where Apex's Sauvignon Blanc comes to life each year. With a relentless pursuit of perfection, we're certain you'll enjoy the "Apex of Washington Wine!
Ron Bunnell is best known as founding winemaker of The Bunnell Family Cellar in the Yakima Valley. His accomplishments include a successful career at prestigious wineries such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Beringer Vineyards and Kendall-Jackson. Ron is also co-proprietor of wine bistro Wine O’Clock in his resident Prosser. Ron’s passion for aromatic wines, attention to oak aging, knowledge of vineyard management, and award-winning palate uphold the quality for which Apex Cellars' wines are renowned.