Washougal couple is committed to sustainable practices at their Lyle vineyard
Wine, the natural way
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
“Experience wine the way nature makes it.”This is the philosophy behind Washougal couple Robin Dobson and Kathleen Perillo’s business, Klickitat Canyon Winery. From the soil in which the grapes grow to when the wine is sold, everything is as natural as possible.
Their vineyard is one of only three in the state of Washington that makes certified organic wines. There are no sulfites, yeasts, clarifiers or chemicals.
These days, “clean eating” is becoming a common practice in many households, but Dobson said he was making wine without additives long before that.
“I’ve always done it this way,” he said. “It’s the traditional way of making wine in Europe. I want the grapes to speak for themselves.”