True To The Roots
Expertly Crafted Wines
Founder Alex Gelles solely manages wine production from start to finish, grape to bottle. He has a true gift for blending wines and he draws upon his deep experience in all aspects of winemaking.
Alex acquired formal training in viticulture and enology at University of California at Davis, the M.I.T. of American fermentation, and Washington State University. He also gained a wealth of knowledge from working and learning about winemaking traditions in France, Italy, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, United States, Chile, Austria, & Turkey.
Combining his years of education, training and living on a preeminent vineyard since a child, Alex crafts small batches of wine to perfection.
Alex has a true gift for blending wines and he draws upon his deep experience in all aspects of winemaking.
Founder of Scion Klipsun’s
Klipsun means sunset in the language of the Chinook Wawa, Native American tribe indigenous to southeastern Washington state. Klipsun Vineyards is 120-acre of vines located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain. In 1982, Patricia and David Gelles founded Klipsun, which was named one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2002.