Cameron Kontos – Winemaker

Growing up in a winemakers household within the Walla Walla Valley, Cameron had a great deal of exposure into the world of wine and winemaking.  Our father, Cliff Kontos of Fort Walla Walla Cellars, is a remarkable mentor and is always excited to share his knowledge of life and of wine.  Cliff is easily the most important influence on Cameron’s life; as a winemaker, husband, father, and a man.  It didn’t take long before he realized that this was his calling and his lifelong connection to his father.

In 2002 he joined Forgeron Cellars, and quickly became a part of their family. After a short time, Cameron was promoted to assistant winemaker.  During his eight years there, Marie-Eve Gilla helped further his knowledge of crafting wines in a traditional French style.  He and Marie still compare notes and enjoy a treasured friendship to this day.

Cameron’s own style of winemaking has evolved and matured with time.  The blending of the Alatus is of primary importance.  He then focuses on blending wines within the same varietial but from various vineyards throughout the Walla Walla Valley.  A very extensive oak program gives him the finishing finesse that make Kontos Cellars wines stand proud.

Cameron and his wife Becca have three daughters, Brynnan, Becket and Brielle.

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Pick’s

As of February '17, we are happy to announce the opening of PICK'S CLUB!  This is a winemakers selection of our current releases.  While the Progeny and Alatus Clubs are maxed out, we review the membership list periodically, and we...
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Progeny

Due to the ridiculously small production and amazing fan fare of the Progeny Series and Baker Blends, we don't have any availability in our Progeny Club at this time.  We recommend joining the Pick's Club to hold your spot in...
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The Boss

Ensure you never miss a vintage!  Add The BOSS club to your existing Progeny or Pick's club and you will receive up to two magnums of this amazing wine each winter in the beautiful collectors box. Fast track to the...
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