An exciting new wine from one of America's premier wine regions!

Welcome to Hanatoro

Hanatoro: The path of light and flowers is a timeless festival of heritage and community celebrated each spring in the ancient Japanese Capitol of Kyoto. For us, it was an inspiring moment that lit a path of adventure in our own Pacific Northwest wine industry. Like its namesake event, this wine has also been an inspiring collaboration among many friends. Our goal is to make small micro-site expressions of wine each year from the extraordinary terroirs of the Walla Walla Valley.

Our First Review!

Hanatoro Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2012 - This relies upon the north-facing Octave Vineyard in Walla Walla, a new and exciting site on the Oregon side of Walla Walla. It's firm and dense with fruit: black cherries, plums and some sweet strawberry and raspberry elements too; cinnamon and allspice presage some barrel spices and tannins. But the winemaking stands aside; this is never over-extracted. The fruit is concentrated but never dehydrated; sweet blueberries offer a friendly conclusion.

93 Points

Doug Frost MS, MW
(Review to appear in November/December, 2015 Le Pan Magazine)

The Wine

Welcome to Hanatoro

This wine is a beautiful, supple and well-structured blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Cabernet Franc, and 12.5% Petit Verdot; handcrafted and estate-bottled from five of our own unique blocks grown in the high elevation, north-facing Octave Vineyard in Walla Walla.

The debut 2012 vintage of Hanatoro is the first ever produced entirely of fruit from the ‘Octave’ Vineyard. Since we are at our very core food and beverage people, our wine was produced in a style that will age well yet provide great expression, compatibility and pleasure to your dining experience today!

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 16, 1, and 9/Clones 6, 4, and 8
10% Petit Verdot, Block 8/Clones 3,4
8% Malbec, Block 12 & 13/Clones 10 & 11
Cooperage: Aged 24 months all in French tight-grained barrels from the Allier, Troncais, and Nevers Forests of central France.
50% new: Seguin-Moreau ‘Icone’ & Alain Forquet ‘Margaux’, 25% 2 year old Alain Forquet ‘St. Emilion’, and 25% neutral Saury Tonnellerie.
Bottled: 150 cases, January 15, 2016
PH 3.74%, TA 6.4%, Alc 14.52%
Winemaker: Justin Wylie
Proprietors: Kevin Bozada, Steve & Karen Thomson

For more information about 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Walla Walla Valley Vineyards of Distinction.

The Vineyards

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The 27 acre Octave Vineyard planted in 2007, is a partnership of 8 leading Pacific Northwest wine producers: Norm McKibben, Jean-Francois Pellet, Justin Wylie, Greg Harrington, MS, Tony Rynders, Rick Trumbull, Dennis Murphy, and Steve Thomson.

In the Sevein vineyard development on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla AVA, directly above the legendary ‘Seven Hills’ Vineyard at the 1250 to 1350 ft. elevation, ‘Octave’ is a very innovative vineyard well above the killing freeze damage that plagues the area regularly, featuring many trials of vineyard row orientation, spacing, and clonal and rootstock diversity. The soil consists of a thin layer of wind-blown volcanic loess and glacial alluvial silt covering a deep bed of fractured basalt.

Directly adjacent to the ‘Octave’ vineyard on one side is Drew Bledsoe’s highly regarded home vineyard for Doubleback; the other side is the Figgins family’s ‘Serra Pedace’ Vineyard.

For more information about Sevein Vineyard


Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you

Physical Address:
Hanatoro Winery
1793 JB George Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Steve Thomson
Karen Thomson
Owner, General Manager
Kevin Bozada
Managing Partner
Mailing Address:
Hanatoro Winery
1292 High St., Ste. 117
Eugene, OR 97401