Walla Walla-based TERO Estates has grown to include three sister wineries that complement each other with a diverse collection of rich red wines. When Doug and Jan Roskelley, along with partner, Mike Tembreull, literally put down roots on the first commercial vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley—Windrow Vineyard—and launched TERO Estates in 2007, they couldn’t have predicted their trajectory would conjure part of Newton’s first law of motion: “An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity.”
Doug Roskelley working in the vineyard
Doug and Mike quickly built a solid brand, garnering accolades early on for their Bordeaux blends, while bringing the historic vineyard back to life. But rather than rest at these accomplishments, Doug and Mike expanded their roots, planting in new varietals including Nebbiolo, Petite Syrah, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese and Charbono. With the release of the 2014 S.T. (TERO’s version of a super-Tuscan) the brand will have hit its goal of being 100% estate grown.