In 1998 we planted a test block vineyard just 20 minutes north of Lake Chelan at the bottom of the Methow Valley. It has Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and everything in between. That was step one. In 2001 we loaded up our car, put our house up for sale, and headed to the Willamette to make Pinot noir. Dean landed a job working for Bud Beck at Advanced Vineyards and then moved on to make wine under Isabelle Dutarte at Deponte and Tony Soter and James Cahill at Soter Vineyards. Heather took the retail side and spent time selling wines from relatively hard to find producers.
The winery. The name. The pursuit. The idea of a winery, which was to become Napeequa Vintners, formed in 2003 between then partners Dave Morris, Mike Mann and Ann Hathaway. In May of that year, Dave met with Charles Smasne and Ray Sandidge, then of Kestrel Vintners in Prosser, WA. Charles was acting vineyard manager and Ray was head winemaker. On that meeting at Kestrel Vintners, Dave was shown the winery, vineyards and was afforded the opportunity to taste through some selected barrel lots. That meeting forged an inspiration that would become the basis of Napeequa Vintners.
Long before David and Cindy Lawson founded Covington Cellars, they shared a passion for wine, food and travel. David was a home winemaker and Cindy a home cook. Then they took their interests to the next level– David studied Enology at UC Davis, and Cindy studied the culinary arts and the art of wine and food pairing at various culinary schools around the country. Today the couple shares their passions with other enthusiasts through their wine and supper club, wine blending workshops and of course the wine club. David and Cindy share their time between Covington and Woodinville and share their home with their three dogs Starr, Chance & Mia.
At Fielding Hills, we believe a glass of wine takes you on a journey. With one sip, the unique story of its land and its people unfold.Combining a long rich history in agriculture with an equally enduring passion for the winemaking process, owner/winemaker Mike Wade produces limited quantities of hand-crafted, premium red wines.Fielding Hills is family-owned and located in E. Wenatchee, Washington. Our estate Riverbend Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA provides grapes for award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Tribute, our proprietary red blend.
WineGirl Wines is owned by Angela Jacobs, an ambitious winemaker and entrepreneur, who also plays a little roller derby in her spare time.
For five years prior to WineGirl Wines, she worked around the world at unique wineries studying the fine art of wine making under the tutelage of renowned and inspiring winemakers. In 2007, she started her portfolio of wines sourced from succulent Washington grapes, and has yet to look back.
Located in the world-renowned Walla Walla Valley appellation, Beresan has 27 acres of estate vineyards that we carefully manage to produce premium fruit, and in turn, great wine. The geologic distinctiveness of our vineyards, combined with fine winemaking, is reflected in the unique character of our exclusive, limited production wines. Owned and operated by the Waliser family, our mission at Beresan Winery is not only to make outstanding wine and satisfied wine consumers, but to live a dream of having a fun, successful and enduring experience with friends and family at our winery. We invite you to enjoy our wines and come see us at our winery in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. Chateau St. Michelle is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries—one devoted to reds and another to whites.
The Lost River Winery is a boutique family owned winery established in 2002 in Mazama. The winery produces highly acclaimed wines like Cedarosa, Community Red, Nebbiolo, Pinot Gris and Massif resulting in many notable awards. Lost River Winery’s tasting room is open on Friday, Saturdays and Mondays year round from 11-5 pm, and is located just outside downtown Winthrop on Highway 20.
Ray Sandidge is widely considered one of the top winemakers in the Pacific Northwest. With twenty-five years of nationally and internationally acclaimed results, Ray has mastered the dance between vineyard and the art of winemaking. Ray has produced wines rated 90 points or higher on more than 50 occasions in the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines along with numerous accolades in wine competitions around the globe.