Great Northwest Wine
August 25, 2017

The Middleton family replaced one talented Canadian winemaker with another when they named Peter Devison as head winemaker for Middleton Family Wines, best known for their Cadaretta label in Walla Walla.

Devison leaves behind a series of acclaimed wines he created in Woodinville for EFESTE. This opportunity to make wine in Walla Walla stems from Kendall Mix’s move to Wahluke Wine Co.

“I’m eager to sink my roots in the Walla Walla Valley,” Devison said in a news release. “We can make world-class wines here, wines with a distinctive voice, that can tell a story.”

Middleton Family Wines is part of the Anderson & Middleton Co., a Washington family firm founded in 1898 with a rich heritage in the West Coast timber industry.

Cadaretta is a 4,500-case label named for one of the lumber schooners the family sailed in the early 1900s. Their picturesque estate Southwind Vineyard near Milton-Freewater, Ore., takes its name from the same ship after it was rechristened when pressed into assisting with the U.S. war effort during World War II>>>Read entire article on Great Northwest Wine