Sarah and Tad Fewel
If you don’t have time or money to travel to Bordeaux, come to Zillah, WA instead, just 20 miles south of Yakima. That’s where you’ll find Cultura Winery where Sarah and Tad Fewel produce some memorable Bordeaux style red wines, both left and right bank styles. The Fewels have family farming roots in Zillah and planted their own small vineyard in 2007 from which they source cabernet franc and zinfandel. They also source increasingly from Sun Ridge Vineyard about 6 miles from Cultura’s tasting room.
Given the recent hot temperatures here in eastern WA, you’ll be happy to know that Cultura now produces a rose that is cinsault based. Nearly all Cultura wine is sold out of the tasting room so make a trip to Zillah soon. You can stay at the nearby Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast offering posh teepee lodging and horseback riding in the vines. Learn about all this and much more, including how Greek mythology and wine are connected at Cultura.
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