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Crafted for the sustainable table

Our Team

Meet the winemakers.

Our wines tip their hat to Bordeaux traditions, while embracing the energy and innovation of this ascendant wine region.

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Winemakers

  • Winemaker Alex Stewart

    Alex Stewart

    Alex has a degree in enology and a boundless passion for winemaking. He takes a minimalistic approach, working as gently as possible with the fruit and studying the world's top wines to get ideas for new winemaking tactics. In his off hours, Alex loves spending time with his wife and high-school sweetheart, Kate, and their three children.

  • Winemaker Jesse Schmidt

    Hal Iverson

    Hal has a background in education and sustainable agriculture, who now channels his expertise into winemaking. As Hal explains it, enology unites his love for science, art, agriculture, and all things delicious. Hal is native of Western Washington and a proud WSU Cougar. He lives in Snohomish with his wife Siri and their children, Ove and Kjell.

  • Winemaker Hal Iverson

    Jesse Schmidt

    Jesse worked his first harvest at a winery in 2007, and spent time as a cellar hand before becoming an assistant winemaker in 2014. An avid sports fan and Washington State native, Jesse is rarely spotted without his signature Mariners cap. In his free time, Jesse enjoys performing music, coaching, traveling, and working on small wine projects.

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