Chris Camarda Joins Walla Faces

Walla Faces is proud to welcome Chris Camarda as our new consulting winemaker. His passion, methodological nature, and uniqueness are the perfect pairing for Walla Faces wines. With the opening of our new winery and the introduction of Camarda, Walla Faces is evolving into a new, more sophisticated vintage.

Camarda is a seasoned winemaker who built his prestige on both single-varietal wines and blends that allowed the vineyard to truly shine through. By processing grapes from different locations identically, he was able to distinguish the unique characteristics of Washington vineyards. As a result, he the perfect person to showcase the rich Cabernet and Syrah grapes at the Walla Faces Estate Vineyard. As owner of Andrew Will cellars, he has also established his ability to create beautifully balanced Bordeaux-style blends that are absolute stand-outs.

Walla Faces Owner Rick Johnson, Winemaker Chris Camarda, and Assistant Winemaker Victor De La Luz

Walla Faces Owner Rick Johnson, Consultant Winemaker Chris Camarda, and Assistant Winemaker Victor De La Luz

In addition to Camarda, we are happy to announce that Victor De La Luz will be serving as our full-time Assistant Winemaker. Victor has been an essential part of our transition to the new winery, and has cared for our gorgeous barrels like a loving parent. His diligence, flair for winemaking, and contagious smile create the perfect storm out at the winery.

These new faces are the next step in developing a distinct identity in our wine. We are already known for our smooth Fusion red, approachable Syrah, luscious Cabernets, and unconventional Rieslings. This will give us even more opportunities for innovation and refinement. The 2013 wines are sure to be our most exciting vintage yet!