Stella Fino has been fortunate to work with some great vineyards throughout Washington State and Oregon. We are excited about the 2010 vintage and look forward to working with these unique properties.
In 2009, Red Willow, one of the oldest and most respected vineyards in the state of Washington, was added to Stella Fino's line-up as a source for sangiovese. Red Willow is in the Yakima Valley and first plantings began in 1973.
We have also been able to work with Pepper Bridge Vineyard, managed by Tom Waliser, in the Walla Walla Valley, for some of our sangiovese production.
Currently, our barbera is being sourced from Lonesome Spring Ranch in Benton City, Washington, a stones-throw from Red Mountain. This fruit is the source of our 100% barbera as well as our blend of barbera and sangiovese, which we called "Rosso" for the 2007 vintage and "The Boot" in 2006.
For our pinot grigio, we have been fortunate to work with Rosebud Ranch on the Wahluke Slope.
Finally, in Oregon, we have worked with Breezy Slope Vineyard in Milton-Freewater, which is in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. In the past, we have sourced pinot grigio from this cooler climate site, and in 2010 we added a Walla Walla Valley Pinot Noir from this same vineyard.