The Culmination of a Journey, many years in the making.
Kelly and JJ
Together, we fulfilled one dream—it was an honor and privilege to serve our country as Air Force pilots for more than 23 years. Now we are thankful for the opportunity to pursue a second dream—to cultivate, create and share the wines we love.
Beginning with our first visit to Walla Walla in 2000, we fell in love with the place, the people and the phenomenal wine. Something in that visit sparked a dream for both of us—to someday live on a small Estate Winery where we could cultivate, create and share our own world class wine with family and friends. Over time it became clear that Walla Walla offered the perfect union of people and place to realize our dream and create the wines we love.
The focus of our production is Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, cultivated and created from the vineyard that surrounds our home.
Our goal is to make beautiful, balanced wines we love to drink and share. Our winemaking philosophy is simple, combine exceptional fruit with traditional winemaking techniques to create wines that are unique expressions of the place where they were grown.
We make our wines in small production lots using fruit from our Estate and other carefully selected vineyards whose growers share our passion for quality and stewardship of the land. Each wine is extremely limited in availability and handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail to showcase the quality of Walla Walla fruit.
Our Name and Label
A fanciful combination of the Italian words meaning Winged Grape, the name ALUVÉ symbolizes the connection between two of our passions, flying for our country and sharing great wine.
Like the name ALUVÉ our label exemplifies the fusion of our two passions. The background transitions from a blue sky to the purple of the grapes through that of a deep red wine, embossed with silver letters that mirror the color of Air Force Pilot Wings.