When Don Redman moved to the Walla Walla Valley to work as an Environmental Engineer with Boise Cascade, he wasn’t planning on entering the wine business. But after being introduced to the region’s wines, he took his background in chemistry and applied it to his newfound hobby. After discovering he had an aptitude for creating wines that he liked, he decided to take the step from hobbyist winemaker to sharing his taste in wine with a wider audience and created Mannina Cellars.
Don’s approach to winemaking is to create a pristine environment in which the fruit can make the journey from grapes to wine with as little outside impact as possible, resulting in wines that are as nearly a perfect reflection of the place that spawned them as possible. His background in chemistry drives him to strive for purity in every phase of the winemaking process.