Looking back over 2013, it is nearly unbelievable to realize what all has changed in our lives at TERO Estates and Flying Trout Wines. What once was a 2000 case production winery (still quite in its infancy), overnight became a 5500 case, four label group with our mid-Summer acquisition of Waters Winery and 21 Grams.
We tossed in another tasting room to run and added six new employees to the payroll in short time. Then, just to keep thing interesting, we tacked on a few dozen more events to our calendar just make sure we kept good and busy! Between Winemaker Dinners, wine-focused events across the country, the big Walla Walla Valley event weekends, Walla Walla Chamber Music concerts, charity events, private appointments at the winery, and lining up new distributors, things have been popping in our world. We couldn’t be more thrilled!
We are also grateful that Windrow Vineyard continues to produce incredible fruit; keeping Doug more than busy and thus ensuring he stays out of trouble (most of the time…but that is another story). When Doug is not spending time managing the vineyard, he has kept busy in the winery checking on the future TERO Estates and Flying Trout wines. Jamie Brown has joined our team to make sure the Waters wines maintain the high standard of excellence followers have come to expect over the years, and to help us introduce a few new surprises!
We are incredibly grateful for an amazing 2013, and are truly beholden to the wonderful people we have met and the new friends we have made along the way. We cannot express how much we look forward to 2014 – It is going to be one heck of a year!