Astro Biz: Northstar Winery

Northstar merlotMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.

This week’s Astro Biz is the Northstar Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Northstar’s specialty is merlot, though they do a wide selection of other varietals and blends. The winery was started in the early 1990s and in the early days was guided by celebrated California
 winemaker Jed Steele, who worked extensively with Northstar’s current winemaker,
 David “Merf” Merfeld, who has been the head winemaker since 2005. By coincidence, Steele is behind another Astro Biz wine, the Shooting Star aligoté, which made the list in November.

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