Founded by Amy and Josh Stottlemyer, Stottle Winery was established through a passion for wine and the simple pleasures of life. We believe that each wine is an expression of all of the things that influence the grape on its journey from vine to wine. Our duty as winemaker is to bring out the greatest expression of each of the elements that touch the grape in its life. The quality of the soils, the intensity of the sun, the cooling influence of the mountains and rivers, and the care and skill of the grower all lend subtle influences to a wine. Like a sculptor must find the statue incased in the stone, so must a winemaker find the perfect expression of that grape.
Our fruit comes from several different vineyards. The skill of the growers and the quality of the terrior is readily apparent in each of our wines. Elerding Canyon Vineyard in the Yakima Valley gives us our Viognier. Our Roussanne comes from Marcela Vineyard also in the Yakima Valley. Our Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Sangiovese come from Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. This wonderful vineyard sits next to the Columbia River Gorge with its moderating winds, warm days and cool nights; it provides an ideal location for growing many grape varietals. Many of the varieties in the Elerding vineyards are among the oldest vines of their type in the State. In addition, Sagemoor Vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA provided us with the grapes for the Barbera. We are working with several additional vineyards for our 2011 and 2013 vintages including Elephant Mountain, Dineen, and Doc Stewart (a certified organic vineyard).
Our winery and main tasting room is located in Lacey, WA just north of the state capital Olympia. We also have a tasting room in West Seattle along the Alki trail and in Hoodsport on the Hood Canal.