At Saintpaulia, we produce wines that take us back to our roots—community, story, and the goodness of a shared meal. We are a multi-generational, family-run winery that embraces sustainable vineyard management and Old World winemaking practices. Our team isn’t afraid to take risks in our cellar. We intentionally limit our scale to ensure the clearest expression of Washington’s unique terroir. With an innovative spirit and partnership with some of the finest growers in the State, we craft exceptional wines that pay homage to home.
Located in the heart of Snohomish, Washington.
- We take great pride in producing fine quality special wines.
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After touring vineyards and refining ideas from some of the finest and most well-respected wineries in Washington, Oregon, California, and the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France, Paul began commercially producing Cabernet Sauvignon in 1994. Saintpaulia Vintners' mission is to produce age-worthy Old World Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery's first vintage, a 1994 Cabernet (released Fall 1998), was produced from Blackwood Canyon Vineyard's grapes that were grown on Red Mountain near Benton City, WA. This site is considered by many to be among the best in the state for Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2016, Paul, Allyse, and her partner, John Metcalf, collaborated on their first vintage together with an emphasis on high-elevation Syrah and Riesling, and a new vision for the winery was born. Allyse focuses on sourcing sustainably-grown fruit from accomplished farmers to pair with Paul’s Old World winemaking practices. Today, with the dedicated support of family and friends, Saintpaulia has become a thriving wine community.
It’s our belief that simple acts of breaking bread and sharing wine together can foster community and cultivate lasting relationships.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Perched at 1,900 ft. in elevation, Strand Vineyard sits atop the Naches Heights lava flow at the foot of the Cascades, just west of Yakima. This 16-acre vineyard is currently both LIVE and Salmon Safe certified and is sustainably grown.
Aspect – Southwest
Slope – 0.9% – 3.1%
Soil Series – Tieton Fine Loam
Soil Depth – 2.75 – 3 feet
Annual Rainfall – 14.3 inches
Vine Training System – VSP Trellis
Vine Spacing – 4
Wines – Strand Vineyard Dry Riesling, Strand Vineyard Syrah
Bronze medal winner - Northwest Wine Summit
Rated Outstanding by the Northwest Wine Press, Summer 2003
1997 Red Mountain Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze medal winner - Northwest Wine Summit.