Tony & Linda Haralson
At Antolin Cellars, you’ll meet a nurse and a pharmacist turned grape grower/winemaker, and you’ll experience affordable, expressive wines. Tony and Linda (Anthony + Linda = Antolin) strive to make wines that really express varietal character, and thus most of their wines are single varietal. But they are currently making a wonderful Bordeaux blend with cabernet sauvignon, malbec and carmenere. Their carmenere as a single varietal is a treat as well, especially with BBQ in summer. This former Bordeaux varietal now popular in Chile is one of four grape varietals that Tony and Linda grow in their Glacier estate vineyard in Zillah.
Tony and Linda are amazingly creative not only in grape growing and winemaking, but in music and cooking as well. When he has time, Tony does vocals and guitar playing with one of the bands that plays regularly at Antolin. The Antolin hosts also inspire creativity in others with “cellarbrations” such as Paint Nites that are sold out two months in advance. Their tasting room is full of art and housed in a charming old train station in downtown Yakima. The Caboose Event Room is the site of weddings, retirement parties, and soon-to-be winemaker dinners.
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