Our great-grandfather and founder, H. Lloyd Miller, pioneered to the northwest settling in Sunnyside, WA
Our family estate is founded in the heart of the Yakima Valley.
H. Lloyd Miller met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the Yakima Valley’s need for the Roza Irrigation Canal, and the president signed off on the project the following year.
Our family property was leased to the Olympia Air Transport Corporation, and a flight school was established onsite. Hundreds of Army Air Corps pilots trained here during World War II.
H. Lloyd Miller converted the site of the WWII airbase into his farm headquarters. This marked the beginning of Airport Ranch.
With the leadership of H. Lloyd Miller, most of the Roza Irrigation Canal reached completion, opening approximately 72,000 acres of farmland to cultivation.
Our grandfather, Donald Miller, planted our first wine grapes consisting of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Don Miller planted our first commercial wine grapes, making Airport Ranch one of the original commercial growers of wine grapes in Washington State.
Our father, Michael Miller, founded Airfield Estates Winery.
Airfield wines made their first public debut when we opened Airfield Estates Winery in Prosser, WA.
A second tasting room was opened in Woodinville, WA.
We opened our new production facility on the farm capable of crushing up to 1,200 tons of grapes.