Our Passion

Brandon & Emma Kubrock - Proprietors

Brandon has worked in the Walla Walla food and wine industry since he was 18 and Emma has been drinking Walla Walla wine since she was 18, so owning their own winery was the only logical next step. 

Aryn Morell - Consulting Winemaker

Aryn moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2007 after studying chemistry at UNLV and then working several harvests in the Napa Valley. As co-owner of M&L Production in Walla Walla, Aryn is also winemaker for Matthews, Tenor, Gård Vintners, and Mullan Road Cellars and is also owner/winemaker for Alleromb.

Vineyards

  1. Art den Hoed

    Art den Hoed has several different vineyard locations within the Yakima Valley AVA that we source from; Snipes Vineyard and Sunnyside North Vineyard. Snipes Vineyards was planted in 1999, has a silt loam soil base and sits at around 1,000 feet elevation. Being the cooler site of the two, we get prettier, floral and more elegant tones from here. Sunnyside North was planted in 2003, has sandy loam with Ellensburg Flood Formation soils and sits around 1,200 feet elevation. The wines from this site are big but fresh due to being a warmer with the slightly higher elevation. Grapes sourced: Syrah (Snipes), Grenache and Mourvèdre (Sunnyside North).

  2. Stoney Vine

    Located in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA within the Walla Walla Valley, Stoney Vine was planted in 2007 on the Oregon side of the Valley. The soils are comprised of rounded basalt cobble in the ancient Walla Walla River beds creating one of the most unique growing regions in the world and wines of richer structure with notes of iron, earth and the classic rocks ‘funk’. Grapes sourced: Syrah. 

  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence is situated over the Frenchmen Hills in the Royal Slope at elevations between 1,350-1,700 feet. First planting was in 2003 with more vines planted every year. With a good draining soil base of sandy silt loam combined with the location, we are able to produce with of rich structure, dark color and fresh acidity. Grapes sourced: Syrah, Roussanne and Viognier.

  4. Red Heaven

    Situated around 850 elevation in the warmer Red Mountain AVA, Red Heaven has a diverse soil structure scattered all over the vineyard. Select clones of mainly Rhone varietals are planted accordingly to show the difference from block to block. Our block has a very classic warden soil base allowing for the big dark fruits and spice of the region to show strongly in the wine. Grapes sourced: Syrah.

  5. Nostra Terra

    Near the Walla Walla River on the south end of the Walla Walla Valley and only 850 feet elevation, Nostra Terra is a slightly warmer site that cools down at night. Combine that with the sandy loam soils and this works perfectly for our Rosé! We let it crop heavy so the brix stay low and let it hang a long time to develop flavor and varietal character. Grapes sourced: Mourvèdre for Rosé.

  6. Los Oidos

    Located at around 1,100 feet elevation on the Southside of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, the soils of Los Oidos (the ear in Spanish) sit in the old riverbeds of Cottonwood Creek. Planted in 2009 to 15 acres on a ridge running east to west and with slightly higher elevation, it allows for proper ripening while keeping brix low and acids high. Grapes sourced: Marsanne and Picpoul Blanc.

Our Label

 

The background of our label is an aerial image of the Scablands of Washington, the place we call home. The Scablands are a relatively soil-free landscape in Eastern Washington and they are a geologically unique erosional feature. They were created by the cataclysmic Missoula Floods that swept periodically across Eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch.

Reviews

 

Fermented 75% whole-cluster and then aged in neutral oak, this wine offers complex, expressive aromas of green olive, fresh herbs, grilled asparagus, earth and peat. The palate brings waves of intensity, with sensuous, layered savory flavors that lead to a hyperextended finish. It’s an exclamation point of a wine that shows the promise of this young winery and vineyard.
Sean Sullivan for Wine Enthusiast (94 Point rating and Editors' Choice on the 2012 Stoney Vine Vineyard Syrah) 
Layered fruit and savory flavors come in waves, leading to a prolonged finish. This graceful offering from a young winery is aromatically expressive - all green olive, earth and fresh herbs. It's a knockout.
Seattle Met Magazine (on rating the 2012 Stoney Vine Vineyard Syrah the #1 Syrah in WA State) 
Good deep, bright red. Brooding aromas of blackberry, woodsmoke, black olive and game; a bit funky in the style of a Cornas from the 1980s. Supple and wild on the palate, with distinctly saline flavors of olive, smoke and earth. Finishes with good texture and breadth.
Stephen Tanzer (on the 2012 Stoney Vine Vineyard Syrah)
 
Earthy, spicy aromas of strawberry, raspberry, mocha and underbrush reminded me of an old-style California pinot.
Stephen Tanzer (on the 2012 Lonesome Spring Ranch Vineyard Mourvèdre)