What a way to start the New Year!
Thrilled to share my latest feature in the January 2018 issues of Wines and Vines Magazine, profiling The Walls Vineyards in Walla, Walla, Washington.
The Walls Vineyards:
A new wine company in Walla Walla has transformed the former Whitman Cellars winery
by L. M. Archer
Microsoft attorney Mike Martin wasn’t planning to buy a winery when he and a buddy stopped for a quick round at the Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., a few years ago.
But when he hit an unexpected hole-in-one, the ensuing 19th-hole celebration left an impression. Over time, Martin’s appreciation for the region and its wines led him to purchase a vacation home in the low-key wine community nestled in southeastern Washington state. Luck and opportunity conspired again when Martin met former Long Shadows winemaker Ali Mayfield at his housewarming party, leading to the formation of a winery project christened The Walls—the name a nod to Walla Walla’s infamous state penitentiary…Read more here.
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