We live in a pretty, wild, out-of-the way place called Wawawai Canyon. We, is Stacia Moffett, the blog writer, and David Moffett, my husband of long standing (and long suffering?), our dogs, the Airedale, Leo and the Standard Poodle, Adelaide, and chickens and turkeys too numerous to count….. We have a vineyard of around 6 acres planted in classical vinifera, and a winery for processing the grapes. We were the first winery bonded in Whitman County, although there was interest in growing grapes and making wine in the region before Prohibition put an end to the industry. We have found that the steep slopes and well-drained soil are good for the grape quality. Added to that is the climate, with its reliable summer heat and desert-like cooling at night, which allows for ripening and also retention of good levels of acidity in the grapes. And did I mention wind? Qualities that do not coddle the grapes make for intense flavor in the wines. Our winemaker is our son, Ben Moffett, who has both the knack and the knowledge to produce world-class wine. We are located at: wawawaicanyon.com.
The Quest for Quality of Life in a Canyon in Eastern Washington