The story of Fielding Hills Winery begins long before any grapes were planted or any wine was bottled. In 1919 brothers J.M Wade and Isham Fielding Wade moved from Tennessee to the Wenatchee Valley. They planted orchards and instilled in their families an admiration and devotion to the land.
Mike Wade is the third generation in the business of growing, packing and shipping apples and cherries. As a young man, Mike fondly remembers an experience with his grandmother while out to dinner. Enjoying prime rib and on a whim, ordering a glass of the house burgundy. This was his first experience of what a powerful combination food and wine can be.
Fast forward a few years to 1998 when Mike planted Riverbend Vineyard in what would come to be defined as the Wahluke Slope AVA. With Mike’s first production year in 2000, Fielding Hills Winery would produce 400 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and a Red Table Wine.
Presently, Mike and Karen Wade, along with their family operate Fielding Hills Winery and produce world class wines along the shores of Lake Chelan.