Brian Rudin frequently hauls 8 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Red Mountain to Walla Walla in the back of his pickup.

Duckhorn Wine Co.’s new Red Mountain winemaker doesn’t waste a trip between Red Mountain vineyards near Benton City and the Walla Walla custom crush facility where he is fermenting grapes for the 2014 vintage of Canvasback.