Creating a wine haven at Heathen Estate

first_imgBRUSH PRAIRIE — With the purchase of an established, close-in vineyard site back in October, Heathen Brewing has expanded its focus to include wine.Heathen’s owner, Sunny Parsons, is taking on the challenge of vineyard owner with much the same intensity and wide-eyed interest as his hats as entrepreneur, restaurateur and brewer.“The whole fermentation world has always attracted me because of the science behind it. I know that I know very little about wine, so I’m kind of diving in and trying to learn as much as I can,” Parsons said.Guests had their first chance to see Parsons’ latest project on Saturday, when Heathen Estate opened the doors of its grand Victorian-style home that graces a rolling hillside in the Brush Prairie area.The location was introduced to Clark County as Village Vineyard in 2014 by then-owner Patti Kuni, until she realized the daily upkeep of a winery, bed and breakfast and event space was more than she was prepared to take on in her 80s.Parsons is gracious when he talks about the acquisition of the 20-acre parcel with a south-facing slope planted with approximately seven acres of vines.last_img read more