Kaella Winery

Our Vineyards

At Kaella, we know that great wine begins in the vineyard. To that end, we strive to source the grapes for our wines from the highest quality vineyards in the state of Washington. We feel very fortunate and very proud to have established a wonderful portfolio of vineyards, each of which we consider to achieve that standard.
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Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Appellation: Red Mountain
Grower: Jim Holmes
Established: 1975

Located near the town of Benton City, Ciel du Cheval was planted by owner and Red Mountain pioneer Jim Holmes in 1975. It was one of the first vineyards ever on Red Mountain. Currently at 120 acres in size and managed by Ryan Johnson, Ciel du Cheval continues to be recognized as one of the premier vineyards in the state.

Wines from Ciel du Cheval are known to produce a deep, complex and brilliant balance of power and elegance.

We are currently sourcing Syrah and Sangiovese from Ciel du Cheval, along with a bit of Viognier which we use to co-ferment with the Syrah.
Vineyard Manager Ryan Johnson Talks about Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
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Conner Lee Vineyard

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Grower: Jerry Bookwalter
Established: 1982

Situated on the edge of the Wahluke Slope, near the town of Othello, Washington, Conner Lee Vineyard was planted in 1982 and is currently a 146 acre site.

They grow primarily Bordeaux varietals and specialize in catering to the needs of small, premium boutique wineries.

Conner Lee is a cooler site in Washington state. The wines from Conner Lee are known to exhibit a big, bold, deep fruit profile, along with a great backbone balance of natural acidity, which can be attributed to it's hot days and cooler nights.

Conner Lee is managed by Jerry Bookwalter and Tom Thorsen. Jerry was just recently recognized by the Washington Wine Commission as an Industry Leader for his contributions and impact on the Washington wine industry.

We are sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from this fantastic vineyard.
Tom Thorsen Talks about Conner Lee Vineyard
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Ambassador Vineyard

Appellation: Red Mountain
Grower: Dick Boushey
Established: 2005

We are tremendously excited to add Ambassador Vineyard on Red Mountain as the third vineyard in our portfolio beginning in 2011.

Ambassador is managed by famed grower, Dick Boushey. The 20 acre Ambassador Vineyard is located on the Southern slope of Red Mountain. Just below Col Solare, and directly East of Ciel du Cheval, Ambassador lies at approximately 725' above sea level.

We are sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon from Ambassador Vineyard.
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