Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kana Winery announces new Winemaker and Yakima Tasting Room expansion

Photo: Katherine W. Kehrli
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.


Yakima May 1, 2013

Kana Winery said this week, that enologist Tony Lombardo has been hired to make wines for Kana at their Yakima winery. Before joining Kana in 2012, Tony worked in Walla Walla with vintner Serge LaVille at Spring Valley Vineyard and served as interim winemaker at Walla Walla’s, Ash Hollow Estate Vineyards & Winery. Tony also interned at Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla while studying enology. “Kana Winery has developed a loyal following because our wines are made with some of the best fruit Washington State has to offer, the wines are also food friendly and moderately priced, said winery owner, Dr. Palmer Wright. With Tony’s winemaking ability and direction Kana Winery will strive to continue a tradition of small production, award winning wines.”
Dr. Wright is investing further in the future of Kana Winery by expanding retail presence in downtown Yakima. The Kana tasting room, located in the 82 year old art-deco Larson Building in downtown, was one of the first valley wineries to call town-center home. This coincided with the beginning of the currently on-going revitalization of downtown Yakima. Today, the Upper Yakima Valley is home to over 10+ wineries and a popular wine touring destination in its own right. By summer 2013, Kana will have added to their current retail foot print: expanding the tasting bar, adding additional bistro seating, event space and an a la carte food menu.

About Kana Winery: Crafting award winning, Rhone varietal wines in Yakima, WA since 2004.  1600 cases made yearly.  
400 cases of Katie Mae, a popular, off-dry Riesling also produced.
Tasting Room & Hospitality Center Historic Larson Building 10 S.2nd Street Yakima, WA 98901
Visit our Tasting Room & Hospitality Center in downtown Yakima. Taste current releases, find your favorite and purchase a glass or a bottle to enjoy with friends in our bistro seating area. A $5 tasting fee is refunded when tasters buy one bottle per visitor.
Mon-Thurs 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri- 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00-6:30 pm
Sun 12:00-5:00 pm
Happy Hour 5:00-6:30 pm Monday-Saturday
Live Music Fridays @ Kana 5:30-8pm
Yakima First Fridays, 6-10 pm monthly live music at downtown wineries & restaurants