itä: east (Finnish)
Part of the last name Itämeri, the Finnish name for the Baltic Sea,
which literally translates to “east sea”
-ita: the diminutive (Spanish)… a word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment
itä wines is dedicated to expressing the unique terroir of the Eastern foothills of the Walla Walla Valley, through our estate wines and working with fruit from neighboring vineyards. Winemaker Kelsey Albro Itämeri brings a restrained style that matches the moderation and finesse of these hillside grapes, and a focus on varietals and styles uniquely suited to this place we call home.
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