Idiot's Grace and Memaloose are the result of the combined efforts of two (at times three) generations of the McCormick family. After honing his mind and his craft in the East and the West, eldest son Brian established Idiot's Grace farm in Mosier, OR in 2002.
His father Rob visited, became enamored with and also settled in The Gorge, bringing a lifetime of wisdom and a palate tuned to European food & wine. A winery was built at "Mistral Ranch" in Lyle, WA and wine made its way into bottle for the first time in 2006. More than ten years on, the collaboration persists with Brian’s sons spending some of their valuable summer vacation in the vineyards.