BEHIND THE BOTTLE

We’re passionate about more than just producing exceptional wines—we’re dedicated to sharing the stories, people, and craftsmanship that go into every bottle. We hope these articles and stories showcase our vineyards and the wine making process, offering a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our wines and brand so special. 

Capital Call Acquires Barons Winery

Capital Call Acquires Barons Winery We are excited to announce that we have acquired the respected Barons Winery brand. Barons, known particularly for its Cabernet Sauvignon, has been a stalwart of Washington wine since its founding in 1999 by five “barons” of timber, agriculture, and business.   When the Barons

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Claire Smith in front of a window joyfully opening a bottle of bubbly wine.

Going to Market with Claire Smith

Going to Market with Claire Smith When you buy a bottle of wine in a tasting room, the wine industry calls that “direct to consumer” or DTC, for short. Claire Smith likes to call them “hand sales.” There’s a direct connection between the winery staff and you—they hand you a bottle

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Nick Mackay, Vineyard Operations

Nick Mackay Gets Results Results Partners, Director of Vineyard Operations Some people take a winding path to wine. Not Nick Mackay.  Growing up in Benton City, in the heart of the Red Mountain AVA, he was right smack in the middle of Washington’s wine country.  “Red Mountain was the cool new

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Bryan Walters and his wife standing in front of beautiful scenery.

Meet Bryan Walters, Walla Walla Tasting Room Manager

Meet Bryan Walters, Walla Walla Tasting Room Manager In college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill, Bryan Walters studied Political Science, intending to become a lawyer. After classes, he picked up shifts at a local pizza place and worked nights in a bar. Turns out he liked the customer

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Meet Dr. Dirt: Alan Busacca

Meet Dr. Dirt: Alan Busacca Alan Busacca, Ph.D., aka Dr. Dirt, is one of the experts on the Capital Call Vintners team, bringing over 40 years of soil science, geology, and viticulture experience­­­, including 25 years on the faculty at Washington State University. He describes his life as “living outdoors;”

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Capital Call Wine in Barrels

Vital Wines Donation

Vital Wines Donation One of the best features about the Washington wine industry is our sense of community and willingness to collaborate. Vital Wines, located in our hometown of Walla Walla, is a nonprofit organization that helps vineyard workers, primarily Latinx, access affordable, local healthcare for themselves and their families.

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