Located in South Seattle, in beautiful and scenic Tukwila, WA, on the banks of the Duwamish River, we constantly run back and forth to Eastern Washington to either hang out with the growers, comfort the grapes, or gently pick them and nurture them at the winery. Once in possession, there is an old cliché which we like to stand by: “You can make bad wine with good grapes, but you can’t make good wine with bad grapes.” Currently we are blessed to be using some of Washington’s top vineyards: Boushey, Aldercreek, Champoux, Meek, Klipsun, Lewis, Dineen, and Wallula Vineyards.
We started making Washington garage wines in 2004 based off this crazy notion that we could make Washington wine a little differently. In 2007 we moved to our own location and began to grow, not only in production but in quality. We’ve leveled off at or around 1500-1800 cases a year–depending on the vintage.
Travis Scarborough, Winemaker, grew up in the Napa Valley and worked at a few different wineries before moving up to Washington in 2002. His style is rather simple: “Maintain concentration while avoiding over-ripeness, and focus on the vineyard instead of can be done in the cellar. Once in my hands, practice “barrel integrity” and precise blending techniques, the wine can maintain a consistency throughout each vintage. For the love of wine, we hope you enjoy!