The Seattle Times
December 8, 2017

Mark Newton of Woodinville’s DiStefano Winery crafts three artisan styles.

MARK NEWTON GOT into winemaking back in 1983, launching DiStefano Winery in Woodinville, a sparkling wine house — among the first bubblemakers in the state. He then became more mainstream by moving into production of Bordeaux grapes such as sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.

Now he’s going in a new direction, becoming one of Washington’s first vermouth producers. Vermouth is a fortified wine and further flavored, cold-infused with up to 11 botanicals, such as herbs, roots and barks. Typically, it is used for cooking and crafting cocktails, particularly martinis, Negronis and Manhattans. Vermouth is thought to originate in Italy’s Piedmont region, particularly the city of Turin>>>Read the entire article on The Seattle Times