THE STORY OF CADARETTA
Our winery is named for a ship that once carried our family’s goods to market. Today, that part of our history, that ship’s name, is carried on with a new generation of our family company: Handcrafted wines from our home state. Cadaretta is a Walla Walla winery owned and operated by the Middleton family. The Middleton commitment to Washington State dates back to 1898, when we started the Anderson & Middleton forestry products company in Aberdeen, Washington.
We began farming grapes 22 years ago. In 2005 we brought that grape and wine experience to Walla Walla, making wine and planting an estate vineyard for that wine. This vineyard is named "Southwind" … the name with which our ship "Cadaretta" was re-christened when it was conscripted for military duty in World War II.
Our Walla Walla winery combines our family's long Washington agricultural heritage with our more recently acquired winemaking skill and experience. It joins our essential commitment to the land with our abiding passion for making the best from that land. Cadaretta is a blend of science and soul, tempered with tradition and balance.
PHOTO: Edward (left) and Charles (right) Middleton
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