Andy Perdue at Great Northwest Wine interviews Mike Januik, winemaker at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery.

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Great Northwest Wine: During his lengthy tenure in the Washington wine industry – a career that stretches back to 1984 – Mike Januik has always been a head winemaker.

This is a remarkable achievement because most people must work their way up through the ranks. But straight out of the University of California-Davis, Januik landed a head winemaking job in the Yakima Valley and from there continued his rise through the industry.

Today, Januik owns his own winery – Januik Winery in Woodinville – and his work in the Washington wine industry has led him to be recognized this summer as the Auction of Washington Wines‘ honorary vintner>>>read entire article on Great Northwest Wine