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Basel Cellars located in Walla Walla,Washington began the journey into the wine business in 2001. Their estate vineyards were planted prior to this in 1997. All of the wine production is done on the property in a 9,600 sq. ft. underground wine cave. I spoke with Justin Basel, a young
winemaker who is both dedicated and passionate about the wines he produces. This is a family run operation with everyone pitching in to lend a hand. Justin talks about his entry into the business and about his vision for the future. Who says you have to go to Europe for great wine?