Good wine starts in the vineyard…
And now a little bit about my wine making style:
We are a passion-driven winery wanting to make the best Italian style wines here in Washington state. Finding these varieties hasn’t been that easy. The process for making great wine truly starts in the vineyard. As a wine maker, it’s my job to not “screw the grapes up” or “overmake” the wine. In addition, it’s up to the winemaker to keep the wine clean in the sense it won’t spoil once bottled. Our craft as winemakers are put to the test in more challenging or difficult vintages such as 2010 and 2011.
All of our grapes come from eastern Washington vineyards. Many of the vineyards are relatively new plantings, many just on their 4th-5th leaf of production. What is nice about these vineyard sites is that many of the growers are established viticulturists who really know that their sites are ideal for the particular varieties we use: good in the sense that they know their soil type, aspect and growing season will work for these varieties, thus producing a premium product.