Words of Thanks


As Thanksgiving draws near, Joe and I are ever grateful for our supportive families, hardworking vineyard crew, winery A-Team, and the myriad other businesses that have contributed to the exciting launch of our winery.

After months of construction, we were thrilled to make the 2018 vintage in our new winery. We give great thanks to our contractor Andy McBride and his team from Cascade NW Construction for getting our winery ready in time for harvest.

Our website is live and we would be remiss if we didn’t thank the incredibly talented team at Hawthorn Creative for all their work. They have made our online home beautiful and a pleasure to navigate.

The website has been a great venue for the work of several wonderful photographers, too. Our friend Frank, pictured above, took the photos of the great egrets and has beautifully documented the birds’ presence at Andanté. Satya, whose photography is prominently featured throughout this website, captured our passion this harvest season — we couldn’t be happier with her work! Finally, we want to thank Carolyn for her crisp photos of our wine bottle — you can almost taste the wine when looking at them!

- Karen & Joe

Kristen Ritzenthaler