Sometimes I have to use email to check in with some of our newer wineries with all of our hectic schedules. I threw out a few questions this time to Genoa Cellars located up in the Warehouse District.
Derek and I started making wine together in 2004. We were college roommates long ago as engineering students and made beer then and after we moved to Seattle. We still both have day-jobs in technology but developed a passion for wine in the late 1990′s.
Why wine? How did you get started in wine?
In 1997, I met my wife who pulled me into the world of wine. She was an avid winetaster and my eyes were opened to the possibilities. Derek separately started getting into wine at the same time. In 1998, I launched an online Web site that sold winetasting packages and provided winetasting how-to information. In 2003 when I was at Microsoft, a co-worker asked if I’d like to get into winemaking. She was doing it as a hobby and getting fruit through the Boeing Wine Club. She mentored Derek and I for the first couple of years as we continued to>>>READ MORE