Mia Sonatina Cellars


Our wines are produced in an "Old World" European style. We produce red wines that are dark in color, smooth, and rich in flavor from aging in oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. Our white wines are produced with yeasts to bring out the full flavors of the grape and we lightly filtered to preserve those flavors. We produce approximately 1200 cases of wine each year. Because of the wide range of products we make, our production of each type of wine is small, generally around 100 cases of each. The goal is to be able to hand craft each wine with a balance between structure, acidity and flavor. Our other goal is to produce wines that are of a unique character. These choices are reflected in the process we use during production, the yeast selections we make and in some wines, the varietal blending we do.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Amity, Oregon.


  • We are known for producing wine that are "A Song for the Palate".

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Vern's skills in life include process evaluation, failure analysis, and problem solving. Many of these skills are the foundation of successful wine making. He believes that the grapes are the canvas, the process is the paint. That wine is an art, or creation. He also believes that wine making is a combination of art, science, technical creativity, blended with a vision and a good palate.


Mia Sonatina was a dream. The dream that began as consumers, wine drinkers and winery visitors. We were just “regular Joe's” who started with an interest that grew into a passion. The next step was becoming home winemakers in our garage. Then developing our skills and feeding our knowledge through the internet and professional training. Mia Sonatina was the culmination of that dream in July, 2003 when we filed for our business name. The winery began as a virtual winery, renting space at other wineries. We searched for a location for about 3 years and found our current space in September, 2006.

After a year of modifications, meetings and inspections, our winery and tasting room became licensed and we opened in September, 2007. Our facility is small, intimate and our tasting room comfortable. Our wines are crafted in an Old World Style. Big robust red wines, Dark, Italian-style Pinot Noir, unique and beautiful white wines. When you arrive at our facility, we hope to have something for everyone no matter what their wine tasting preferences might be.

About our Winery Name:

Mia Sonatina, roughly translated means “My Little Song”, Our tag line, is “a Song for the Palate”. Thus, you will see a musical theme on our label. In addition, all of our blended wines have a musical name related to the characteristics of that particular wine.

The Team

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In life, Jo has always been about people. Her career choices have included work with people, first in the medical field, then as a Travel Consultant, and in church. People are the heart of our business, whether it is the wholesale side, the retail side or the business side. Our passion has been about knowing our customers, and enjoying the relationships therein and enjoying those around our passion for wine.

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102 Nursery St.
Amity, Oregon 97101
United States

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