Winery dedicates block of vineyard to passengers of United Flight 93

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

It can also be found at the Mercer Wine Estate Tasting Room in Prosser. 

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