Ruby Magdelana Vineyards

Week 192

Every Wednesday we feature a local winery for tastings…$10 buys you 3 tastings! Retail bottles will be available; the tasting fee will be applied toward your purchase, or enjoy a bottle with dinner and we’ll waive the corkage fee.

Reservations are highly recommended but not required.

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e are a truly boutique Washington Winery created by Marty and Ryan Johnson. Our initial vines were planted beginning in 2007 and we were licensed as a winery in Washington State in 2014.

Our focus is on Spanish grape varieties including Tempranillo, Graciano. Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, Albariño and Orange Muscat. Our 1.5-acre estate vineyard features around 3,000 grape vines. This modest size gives us the luxury of attending to the plants and soil ourselves. All of the vineyard operations are handled by the two of us with the exception of harvesting when we gladly accept offers of help from our friends wishing to share in the experience. Our production is exclusively RMV Estate grown wines and averages less than 450 cases total output (5,400 bottles) per vintage year.

We believe that contemporary winemakers and grape growers are tasked with carrying on a legacy dating back nearly as far as mankind’s documented history. Over the course of the past 8,000 years, wine has served as currency, as a disinfectant and antiseptic, as a sedative, and as a social lubricant. Wine has been a key factor in conflict and strife, in love and romance, in intrigue and in death. Wine has been shared with workers as payment, shared amongst peers to stimulate thought and discourse, shared between friends and lovers to relax, calm and lower inhibitions, and allegedly shared with Christ as he suffered his crucifixion.

As winegrowers we feel that it’s our responsibility to produce the best wines that possible and to share them with others. It has been stated that wine is the most complex fluid on our planet. We believe that this is true not only from a biochemical standpoint, but also from a sociopolitical one as well. We feel humbled by the responsibility inherent in creating and sharing with others an opportunity to experience and hopefully enjoy our small contribution to this legacy.

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