The Columbia Valley enjoyed another warm growing season in 2015 resulting in an early start to harvest. Warm temperatures in the fall hastened ripening, but careful work in the vineyard throughout the summer to develop canopies that shaded the grapes from too much afternoon sun and the Columbia Valley’s trademark cool autumn nights yielded fresh, concentrated grapes with balanced natural acidity.
Winemaker Mike Januik, Honorary Vintner, Auction of Washington Wines 2016
Stillwater Creek, “One of Washington’s Top 20 Vineyards,” Paul Gregutt, Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide
Winemaker Mike Januik, Winemaker of the Year, Seattle Magazine 2008
Stillwater Creek, Vineyard of the Year, Seattle Magazine 2008