Our People

We are two families from the Walla Walla Valley: Jay & Debbie DeWitt and Doug & Ali Harvey.
A random morning at the winery may look like this:
7:00 a.m. Jay meets with the pruning team in the vineyards to get them organized for the day
8:00 a.m. Doug & Ali arrive at the winery. Doug checks on the wine and gets started on re-wiring some of the lights in the barrel room. Ali decorates the tasting room and posts pictures of the winery on Facebook
9:00 a.m. Jay arrives and starts taking barrel samples
9:30 a.m. The rest of the day is spent “racking” wine. “Racking” means emptying a barrel into a tank, cleaning the sediment out of the bottom of the barrel, then refilling the barrel with the wine from the tank. If there has been any evaporation through the barrel, they might “top up” the barrel by filling it with extra wine to make sure there’s no room for oxygen
1:00 p.m. Debbie arrives with food–taking a break from her “real” job