May 31, 2022 – Washington Winegrowers Association’s Board appointed Freddy Arredondo, Cave B Estate Winery’s head winemaker, as new officer on Thursday, May 15.
Arredondo first attended culinary school in Scottsdale, AZ and went on to work in a variety of professional kitchens in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, he obtained a scholarship to continue his education at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. In Italy, Arredondo discovered his love for wine, and returned to the U.S. to attend the Walla Walla Viticulture and Enology program. In 2006, Arredondo started at Cave B Estate Winery as an assistant winemaker, and became head winemaker in 2008. Since then, Arredondo has received multiple awards and accolades, most recently earning a 92-point score from the Wine Panel for his 2018 Malbec. Arredondo and his wife, former Winegrowers board member Carrie Arredondo, live on the Cave B property and have two children.
The remaining board includes: Patrick Rawn of Two Mountain Winery, Zillah; Shane Collins of Rocky Pond Winery, Chelan; James Mantone of Syncline Wines, Lyle; Dustin Tobin of Precept Wine Brands, Prosser; Becca DeKleine of Four Feathers Wine Estates, Prosser; Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards, Benton City; Mike Means of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Paterson; John Derrick of Mercer Canyons, Prosser; Jeff Andrews of Andrews Family Vineyards, Prosser; and Steele Brown of Golden West Vineyards, Royal City.
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