Cox Canyon is the first vineyard from the West as you enter into the State of Washington’s Wine Country from the Seattle area. Cox Canyon Vineyards draws on Gary R. Cox’s many years of experience as a Plant & Soil Scientist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Plant & Soil Science, his Master of Science from Washington State University in Agronomy & Soils, and is a Master Watershed Steward interested in balancing water rights for both fisheries and agriculture.
Gary is an avid fly-fisherman and enjoys the quality waters of the Yakima River located just across from the vineyard. As a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager he is dedicated to minimizing the impact of chemical usage on the environment.
Gary was an Instructor of Vineyard & Winery Technology at Yakima Valley Community College for the last seven years teaching Agroecosystems, Sustainability and Biodynamic Agriculture, Washington Terroir, Soil Science and is an Environmental Compliance Officer for Construction Projects at the Hanford Nuclear Site.