After a transformative sip of pinot noir, Angela Jacobs was hooked on wine and made her first bottle before she was 21. She completed several undergraduate and graduate degrees and traveled the world working in wine regions before opening her Winegirl Wines tasting room in Manson in 2010. It’s clear that she was attracted to Greece, as two of her labels--Fira and Kamari-- are Greek words. A third label is My Derby Wife, which links to Angela’s roller derby days in Seattle with the Rat City Roller Girls.
Although the labels are fun, the tasting rooms in both Manson and now Leavenworth offer “serious wines with friendly attitude.” You will encounter a nice combination of single varietal wines and blends sourced from grapes around the lake and beyond. Although the wines are serious, the Manson tasting room is the site of many fun events, including regular live music, costume parties, barrel burnings, bocce ball, and much more. Looking ahead for Winegirl Wines, there may be an estate vineyard and some sparkling wine to taste – perhaps "Chelagne", as Angela suggested.
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