|Windy Point Vineyards|
The Windy Point Fruit Ranch was purchased by Stanislaw Stepniewski in 1972. The fruit ranch has further expanded into a packing company and a winery, but the family ownership has not changed. Mike, Stanislaw’s son, now in charge, has brought his father’s dream of growing grapes and producing wine to life.
Mike and his wife, Liz, have created a well-liked and respected winery over the years. Mike brings more than 35 years of farming experience to the vineyard, along with a hard-earned reputation for producing fruit of the very highest standard. As the winemaker, Liz has worked hard to produce the best quality wine, which has been represented by the awards she has earned on her 2004 Syrah, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon and her Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend, Exclamation Point!
Starting Sept 1, 2012, We Participate in
Windy Point Vineyards' winemaker, Liz Stepniewski
writes about wine - from the Winemaker
The Windy Point Vineyards tasting room reflects Mike’s passion for architecture. Our structure reflects the same style as Frank Lloyd Wright, was designed and built to showcase Windy Point’s breathtaking views of the Yakima Valley. With Mike and Liz’s love of cooking in mind, they designed a professional kitchen as the centerpiece of the tasting room. Both, wanting to share their kitchen and love for food and wine, welcome all to come and join in on cooking classes and dinner parties.
Windy Point Vineyards produces all wine from estate grown grapes. Growing only 15 acres of grapes helps us to remain a boutique winery, focusing on the quality of their wines. Currently, in the vineyards you can find two white grapes, Riesling and Gewurztraminer; and nine red grapes, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Nior, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Malbec. With all of these grapes the winery is able to produce multiple varietals, a few different blends and a port.
Mike & Liz hosted a visit from Seattle's most beloved master gardener, Ciscoe Morris on July 9, 2012 - Photo Gallery