Vintner, Grower
& Vineyard Worker Spotlight

What’s the story behind the wine in the bottle?

What brought the winemaker to Washington, how did the grower pick a specific site for a varietal, what are some of the challenges of harvest?

With over 1,000 wineries in our amazing state, learn more about the people and their passion in bringing joy to your glass.

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Feb 1, 2024

JB Neufeld

This month we shine a spotlight on JB Neufeld, a winery focused on creating wines with a sense of place with minimal winemaker intervention and maximum terrior expression.

Jan 1, 2024

Hoquetus Wine Co.

This month, we shine a spotlight on Hoquetus Wine Co., a small-batch winery in Walla Walla focused on producing wines of place and sourcing sustainably-sourced grapes.

Oct 1, 2023

Brian Carter Cellars

This month we shine a light on Brian Carter Cellars, a small winery in Woodinville producing handcrafted wines that showcase exemplary European-style blends from Washington.

Sep 1, 2023

Rocky Pond

This month, we shine a light on Rocky Pond; a winery focusing on 100% estate grown fruit who petitioned for their own AVA due to their soil’s unique characteristics. Rocky Reach AVA was approved in 2022, and Rocky Pond is currently its only operating winery!

Jul 1, 2023

Amos Rome

This month we shine a spotlight on Amos Rome, a family-owned and operated estate winery in Lake Chelan who are highlighting the unique terroir of the area.

Jun 1, 2023


This month, we shine a spotlight on Quiddity, a Woodinville winery focused on making quality wines that display the essential nature of their grape varietals.

May 1, 2023


This month, we shine a spotlight on Tirriddis, a winery in Prosser who is focused solely on producing traditional method sparkling wine by three WSU viticulture & enology graduates.

Apr 1, 2023


This month we shine a spotlight on Abeja in the Walla Walla Valley, who are creating acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot as well as the winery’s sought-after, limited-release estate and reserve wines.

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Mar 1, 2023

L’Ecole N° 41

This month we shine a light on one of the founding wineries in Walla Walla, L’Ecole N° 41 .Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, L’Ecole has made both a national and international name for themselves by focusing on producing ultra-premium, distinctive wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Walla Walla Valley.


2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 741-0212


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