Reporter’s Notebook: Winemaker With Yakima Ties Talks About State’s Emergence As First-Class Wine Region

The Yakima Herald
November 12, 2017

Chris Peterson is winemaker and partner at Avennia, a winery in Woodinville. Peterson, 46, was part of the first graduating class from Walla Walla Community College’s two-year enology and viticulture program. He spent about eight years at DeLille Cellars, also in Woodinville, before starting Avennia with business partner Marty Taucher in 2010.

Peterson, a West Valley High School graduate, returned to Yakima earlier this month for a wine tasting at Stems, a downtown Yakima wine shop. During a brief interview, Peterson talked about how he became interested in wine, Washington state’s emergence as a first-class winemaking region and one southern state where his winery is gaining customers>>>Read the entire article on The Yakima Herald

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