Andrew Januik has spent more than half his life working in the Washington wine industry.

This wouldn’t be unusual if he were 60 years old. But he’s 29.

While he began helping his famous father, Mike Januik, when he was 13, he’s actually been hanging out at wineries for as long as he can remember. When his father was head winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Januik recalls chasing peacocks around the historic property.

“We spent quite a bit of time at the winery,” he says. “I still remember what the Ste. Michelle cellar smelled like when I was 6 years old.”

Today, Januik is a rising star in Washington’s fast-growing wine industry. He already has his own label — Andrew Januik Wines — which is earning acclaim with critics and collectors alike.

Januik is a young man with big ideas, someone who will help shape the future of the Washington wine industry. And he’s not alone>>read the entire article on The Seattle Times