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Founded in 2009 by Martin Fujishin and Teresa Moye, Fujishin Family Cellars rose from humble beginnings to being named a Top 10 Hottest Wine Brand by Wine Business Monthly in 2017 and Idaho Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest Magazine in 2018. But they didn’t rise to the top of the Idaho wine scene on their own. As Martin is quick to point out, it takes a family to run a successful winery. Whether related by blood or not, the team at Fujishin consider themselves a family. As Teresa says:
“Wine tasting isn’t just about the how the wines taste. It’s about having an experience that can affect our perception of the wine and the winery. Every person behind the bar is the winery and every word spoken is a part of that experience. We strive to make that experience just as good as our wines.”
From Martin, the winemaker, to Teresa, the GM, to Ruben Rodriguez and Drake Kuykendall (Directors of Hospitality Services), to Jere Coffey (Weekend Lead), and to the tasting room team, Fujishin Family Cellars seeks to create an exceptional wine experience for each guest.
And what wines will you taste?
Having spent most of his life in agriculture and the wine trade, Martin loves crafting wines from the Snake River Valley AVA, including their 2,600 foot elevation Windseeker Estate Vineyard. The high desert climate and large diurnal shift contribute to producing wines with bold flavors and aromatics out of grapes like Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Petite Sirah, and Tempranillo as well as other traditional varietals. Martin says that “The Snake River Valley AVA has nearly limitless potential. Each unique site gives us insight into the varieties and growing practices that will define our region with every new vintage.”
The more you get to know Fujishin Family Cellars the more convinced you are that it is the rare example of people and place in near-perfect harmony. We highly encourage you to visit them in Caldwell, Idaho to see (and taste) for yourself. In the meantime, learn more about Fujishin Family Cellars, purchase their wine, and follow them here: