Cult of Ceres

Dusted Valley’s Cult of Ceres collection offers extremely limited production, vineyard designate wines hand-crafted by the Dusted Valley family. Ceres, the ancient goddess of agriculture, embodies our family’s deep farming roots and our region’s rich agricultural history. This celebrated Roman deity graces our Dusted Valley labels and serves as the inspiration for this project, aptly called the Cult of Ceres. Sourced from the best lots of our vineyards' oldest, most promising blocks, our Cult of Ceres wines are crafted only when growing conditions align to create something truly special. With each wine bearing the name of one of Ceres’ helper gods, we pay homage to the vineyards that are the genesis of each unique offering.

NEW Releases

2015 Imporcitor, Stone Tree Vineyard – Released February 2019 (SOLD OUT)  Learn more.

The 2015 Imporcitor Cabernet is sourced from the incredible Stone Tree Vineyard lying in the heart of the Wahluke Slope bound by the Columbia River and the Saddle Mountains. This 250-acre high elevation vineyard boasting gentle south facing slopes is managed by the most experienced Tedd Wildman. Imporcitor refers to Ceres’ helper god who “ploughs the field with a wide furrow.” This Cabernet based blend showcases the beautiful fruit, minerality and texture that are hallmarks of this vineyard.

2015 Messor, Dionysus Vineyard – Released February 2019 (SOLD OUT) Learn more.

The 2015 Messor is a Cabernet-based blend from the historic Dionysus Vineyard. As one of the most celebrated vineyards in Washington State viticulture history, the Dusted Valley family is honored to feature this extraordinary place through our fourth release of Messor, Ceres’ helper god who reaps the harvest. This wine is an extremely limited production and has been carefully tucked away to provide additional time to bottle age. It is a powerful yet elegant wine with understated weight and polish. The lingering fruit and earthy finish is driven by refreshing acidity and ripe, building supple tannins.

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2014 Messor, Dionysus Vineyard – Released February 2018 (SOLD OUT) Learn more.

2013 Imporcitor, Stone Tree Vineyard – Released February 2017   Learn more.

2013 Messor, Dionysus Vineyard – Released February 2017   Learn more.

2012 Messor, Dionysus Vineyard – Released February 2016


Cult of Ceres Membership

Our family has been honored by the tremendous response to our Cult of Ceres wines, and due to the demand, the last two vintages have completely sold out. In order to ensure that we have enough inventory for our current COC club level members, we are moving to an allocation model and closing the COC club level to new members. Those interested in purchasing COC wines will be added to a waiting list and contacted on a first come first serve basis when a spot opens up. Please email Cindy Braunel at info@dustedvalley.com to add your name to the list. Learn more.