My husband and I visited this quaint little winery in the industrial district of Woodinville. Facelli Winery has been owned and operated by the Facelli Family since 1988, sourcing grapes from the finest Washington vineyards. Lou Facelli, wine maker, has achieved a true Italian family feel with a very warm welcoming atmosphere in his winery. From the moment we stepped through the door we were showered with that customary Italian love. Wine is truly about being with family and creating an environment that invokes love and laughter.
In my opinion there is nothing better than setting a good bottle of wine or two out on the dinner table, sharing it with friends and family. Lou has been able to not only work that vibe throughout his winery, but his wines are a product of his passion for the business as well. I noticed a very common thread throughout his wines and that was the distinct taste of cherry, which is a very widely used ingredient in Washington state wines; however Lou has managed to elaborate the fruit and make it a jewel. I have to say that his 2005 Merlot is the best of that varietal that I have ever tasted and Lou was very happy to expand on what went into achieving the end product.
Thank you to the Facelli family for opening their doors and sharing their wines in true Italian family fashion.