PROSSER, WA - Mercer Wine Estates in Prosser has a block of their vineyard dedicated to the passengers from United Airlines Flight 93.
Vineyard manager, John Derrick, lost a close friend on that flight.
He along with Rob Mercer, owner of Mercer Estates, decided to plant a vineyard in memory of the passengers, once Mercer came home after having re-enlisted in the military following the attacks.
They created "Block 93" on the Mercer Farm in Alderdale and 911 vines were planted all in honor of the fallen heroes from 9/11.
The fruit from this wine is used to produce Eagle & Plow, a Cabernet Sauvignon.
One-hundred percent of the revenue generated from the wine is donated to charities that benefit those who have served and their families. The charities include: Children of Fallen Patriots, Semper Fi, See 4 Vets, Friends of Flight 93, Wounded Warrior and Operation New Uniform.
The Eagle & Plow can be ordered online at http://www.mercerwine.com/eagle-plow/.
It can also be found at the Mercer Wine Estate Tasting Room in Prosser.