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John Ware to Take the Reins in 2020

Rocky Pond Estate Winery Adds Top-Talent to Their Growing Team Industry Veteran John Ware to Take the Reins in 2020 John Ware, President Orondo, WA • Rocky Pond Estate Winery, the up-and-coming Washington producer crafting wines from their beautiful estate vineyards, is announcing a major move to increase its knowledge-base and expertise by adding John Ware as their new President.…

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Rocky Pond Winery: Of Rocks, Toil & Vines

Rocky Pond Winery: Of Rocks, Toil & Vines

Inspired by Europe’s grand winery estates, Rocky Pond Winery expands into a major destination, complete with a vineyard amphitheater for weddings and concerts. On the horizon is an event pavilion, luxe cave tours, spa and casitas. DAVID AND MICHELLE DUFENHORST, owners of Rocky Pond Winery, like the way the world looks from a bicycle. The couple spent ten years bike…

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Wine Enthusiast Reviews & Awards

Wine Enthusiast Reviews & Awards

The editors at Wine Enthusiast have recently rated and reviewed our wines and we are pleased to share with you! 91 Points Editors’ Choice 2017 Clos CheValle Vineyard Syrah 91 Points Editors’ Choice 2017 Stratastone Double D Vineyard Rhône-style Red Blend 90 Points 2016 Reserve Double D Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 90 Points Cellar Selection 2017 11 Dams Cabernet Sauvignon 86…

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Chuck Hill Reviews

Rocky Pond Winery Stratastone blend was a favorite with Chuck Hill Winery Reviews tasting panel and is featured in his recent review column. This unique blend comes from Rocky Pond Winery’s estate vineyards near Lake Chelan in Washington’s Columbia Valley appellation. The wine offers cherry and plum aromas and flavors and expands upon aeration to include notes of floral, mineral…

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2019 Wenatchee Wine Competition

2019 Wenatchee Wine Competition

Rocky Pond Winery took home 1 Gold and 3 Silver medals! Judging for the 2019 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition took place Wednesday June 12th. Three panels of judges graded the 232 entries submitted for this year’s judging. The day-long tasting is coordinated by Foothills Magazine, with assistance from Great Northwest Wine. All wineries with a production facility…

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2019 Seattle Wine Awards Results

2019 Seattle Wine Awards Results

Rocky Pond Winery took home 2 Double Golds and 3 Silver medals! On April 13th and 14th, a Tasting Panel of 24 local, national and international industry professionals gathered at Seattle’s historic Swedish Club to taste, review and evaluate more than 1200 Washington/Oregon/Idaho State wines to determine by consummate consensus this year’s top expressions of Vitis vinifera, hybrid and fruit…

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