Alexis Pouillon of Domaine Pouillon Winery in Lyle, Washington will be introducing one of their latest wines “French Press” in the Lobby this evening. Come by and learn about one of our local gems! The cafe will be serving some of their selections this evening. It’s a great way to start your Valentine’s Day Weekend!
“Alexis Pouillon (Le Vigneron) was born the youngest of five to an obscure family of French nobility. After the family estate was divided amongst his older siblings all that was left for him was a 4×7 meter plot of land in the small village of Pouillon with a 3-wheeled Deux Cheveaux and feral cat. He traveled to the wine region of Chateauneuf where he worked for the Perrin family at Chateau de Beaucastel. After two years, he decided to strike out on his own and came to America to make a name for himself. Casting about at first, he tried his hand at laminate countertop installation and customizing classic vehicles. After a failed attempt to bring countertops and cars together in a small machine shop in Oakland, CA called “Manifold Destiny,” he found himself wandering south in search of something to ground himself. He ended up studying soil science at Cal Poly and launched into a vineyard managing career after college. After working for a few big name vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma area, he fell in love with the idea of pioneering in a relatively unknown vineyard region. His travels brought him to the Columbia Gorge where he planted 2 acres of Rhone varietals and started Domaine Pouillon with his wife in 2005.”