We are proud to present our family of wines to you!
At Telaya we believe in producing wine from the highest quality grapes from both Idaho and Washington. This allows us to spotlight the varietals that both states grow well. If you want to learn about where we pull our grapes from, check out our vineyard sources.
It all started with our Turas – Irish for “journey” and our proprietary red wine blend. Our first production was in Washington in 2008. We brought in a small amount of fruit and made a two barrel blend that needed a name that would fit the transition in our lives, and so Turas became our flagship blend. Sticking with Washington fruit to make Washington wines in the coming years we quickly added Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and Chardonnay. In 2012 we pulled fruit from Idaho for the very first time. We continued to bring in fruit from some of our favorite Washington vineyards, and added several Idaho vineyards to our profile.
Our 2012 vintage will be the first one that showcases our Idaho fruit. We do not blend our Idaho and Washington wines together, so you can taste both Idaho and Washington terroir in the 2012 and subsequent vintages. Idaho has a slightly different climate than Washington wine country, so we have added some different varietals to our line-up. Mourvedre has a beautiful white peppercorn nose, with a slightly lighter body than Syrah, but a strong earthy finish. Malbec gives a brightness to many of the earthy and dark wines produced in Idaho soils. And Petit Verdot brings a strong structure to any wine with which it is blended.
We hope that you are as excited to try our wines as we are to produce them.