K Vintners – Walla Walla

Welcome to our video podcast of the K Vintners: Walla Walla – Video Show #36.

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With his wild Adrian Duritz-like hair, Charles Smith looks more rock star than winemaker. But, while he did once manage rock bands, winemaking is where his heart and mind are now.

Located near the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington, K Vintners began business in 2001. Owner and winemaker Charles Smith has some great B&W (aka
monochrome) packaging which gives the “K” wines a unique look, and he is making a name for himself in Washington Syrah, and (gasp) Riesling.

Join us as we walk some vineyards, drink some wine and hear from Charles about what he feels is important in life and wine.

For more information on the K Vintners : www.kvintners.com

2 Responses to “K Vintners – Walla Walla”


  1. 1 Michelle Jul 24th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Love K Vintners wines. Thanks!!

  2. 2 Mike Lempriere Jul 31st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I would like to correct a vineyard myth contained in this episode.

    Large rocks in a vineyard do indeed hold warmth.
    And perhaps they’ll keep the temp. up slightly in the evening.

    However…

    Grape plants produce sugar via photosynthesis.
    Photosynthesis requires sunlight.
    The grapes do not continue to ripen after sunset, regardless of temp.

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