“Our customers perceive high quality natural cork wine to be more quality than rubber or screw tops wine closures. Plus, who doesn’t love that little pop sound?”
Stottle Winery is a family owned-boutique winery in Lacey, Washington. The winery was started by husband and wife team Josh and Amy Stottlemyer after a shared passion of wine and wine touring.
Founder and winemaker Josh Stottlemyer is the force behind the complex and nuanced wines of Stottle Winery. After selling his successful web development and internet marketing firm, he took his passion for wine to the next level enrolling at the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle where he completed their winemaking program.
Using eastern Washington grown fruit from excellent vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley, Stottle winery now makes 13 different varietals from Viognier to Tempranillo to Nebbiolo to Malbec. The winery has grown rapidly more than doubling production in three years from 900 to 2,100 cases. The Stottlemyers’ tasting room is a blend of Pacific Northwest Modern style and includes lots of used wine barrel staves, cork art, a native rough edge maple bar, and Amy’s modern art paintings on the wall. “Using natural cork, seemed only natural to us,” said Amy Stottlemyer.
“Plus, our customers perceive high quality natural cork wine to be more quality than rubber or screw tops wine closures. Plus, who doesn’t love that little pop sound?” says Josh Stottlemyer.
Stottle Winery believes wine should be simple: grapes and yeast. “Using unnatural closures is kind of like adding chemicals to your wine. We don’t want plastic or glue in our wine. Good things remain pure and simple, yet they can be so complex like a rich glass of Stottle’s Horse Heaven Hills 6 Prong Vineyard Syrah,” added Amy Stottlemyer.