WINERY OF THE MONTH
 

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What’s a trip to Walla Walla without enjoying a bit of wine from America’s number one wine region? Here at The FINCH, we’re all about supporting local businesses and offering our guests a true Walla Walla experience. So, we’ve partnered with dozens of amazing local wineries for our Winery of the Month program. From a little taste upon check-in, to getting the down-low on which wineries to visit during your stay (with special discounts, of course!), we make sure you experience a unique Walla Walla wine adventure. Check out our upcoming Wineries of the Month for 2022 below and start planning your Walla Walla getaway.


april - rotie cellars

APRIL - ROTIE CELLARS

Sean's path to Rotie Cellars wasn’t the one prescribed in the "How to become a prestigious winemaker" textbook. His college degree was in geology, and he spent ten years doing oil and gas exploration before making the leap to wine.

After working his first harvest at Waters Winery in 2004, he learned the profession in multiple positions before stepping out on his own in 2007. The non-traditional background turned out to be a perfect fit—he’s a winemaker who really knows his soils.

Wine is personal with Sean, and as far as he’s concerned, there’s no right or wrong way to create or consume it. He just makes what he loves to drink—French-style Rhone blends. His philosophical approach is Old World and natural, and his fingerprints are on every step of the winemaking process. He believes great wine happens mostly in the vineyard, and that his main job is to stay out of nature’s way.

Sean grew up in Tacoma, WA, and is a husband and father of three. He enjoys great food, cold beer, fantastic wine, and a hearty cup of coffee—black, and preferably from Walla Walla Roastery.

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may - house of smith

MAY - HOUSE OF SMITH

House of Smith is the largest independent and winemaker-owned winery in Washington State with wines sold in all 50 states and 23 countries worldwide. We produce more than 55 individual wines and more than 500,000 cases annually.

Our leader, Winemaker Charles Smith is the most prolific and decorated American winemaker, having received 198 scores of 95 points and above and 768 scores of 90 points and above. Come see us – you won’t regret it!

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june - dama wines

JUNE - DAMA WINES

DAMA is the Spanish word for lady, defined as refined and well-spoken, which describes DAMA Wines. The wines are the balanced, graceful expression of world-class terroir that are not of fad or fashion.

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july - caprio cellars

JULY - CAPRIO CELLARS

“A love for wine has been in my family long before I was born. My ancestors viewed wine as simply an essential part of daily life. Sanitella, my great grandmother, knew each family in her small Italian neighborhood by their homemade wine. For her, a person’s very character was built on the quality of their craft. Now, with Caprio Cellars, I hope to honor the tradition my family has had with wine for over a century. I hope that you will become a part of the Caprio family and enjoy what for me is so elemental to the joy of life. Welcome to Caprio Cellars.”
- Dennis Murphy, Winemaker & Owner

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august - tranche

AUGUST - TRANCHE

The Tranche tasting room sits in the heart of the Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard, where guests can enjoy excellent wines paired with incredible vineyard views. In addition to a delightful ambiance, Tranche offers a variety of unique experiences in the Walla Walla Valley including, ATV vineyard tours, which take guests on a taste and tour loop of the vineyard, while learning more about the winemaking process.

Pop on over to Tranche on Friday or Saturday night and enjoy live music from local musicians, plus a rotating selection of local food trucks.

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