Winemaker Ashley Trout has been making wine since 1999, when she was 18 years old, traveling for equally as long, and is now pleased to share with you both of her passions.
Originally from Washington, DC., she moved to Walla Walla for college and started winemaking two weeks after arriving to town. Years later, a severe climbing accident caused her to be bed-ridden during a crush season, which in turn led her to realize just how much she loved her job. Not being able to wait another year, she decided to head to the southern hemisphere for their crush.
Argentina's Malbec and Torrontes were varieties that Mrs. Trout fell in love with. Argentina's lure was irresistible and so started her bi-annual, bi-hemispherical crushing and Flying Trout Wines.
Finding herself ready to have a 2nd child, Ashley took an extended leave of absence in May of 2013. Doug Roskelly, also lead winemaker for Tero Estates, will continue winemaking all Flying Trout Wines.