WALLA WALLA, WA (September 13, 2023) – Vinous Consulting, a leading wine consultation service founded by renowned winemaker and Master of Wine Billo Naravane, has been selected as the key partner for the construction of a cutting-edge facility, to be led by Tim Lenihan and Sidney Rice of Dossier Wine Collective. Scheduled for completion in time for the 2024 crush, the state-of-the-art facility will offer comprehensive solutions to both new and established wineries, promising to reshape the industry’s landscape.
Located in the heart of Walla Walla, WA, the state-of-the-art hub will serve as a breakthrough winemaking solution for aspiring vintners and wineries looking to create incredible products at the highest level. Paired with Vinous Consulting’s unrivaled services and expert guidance, the innovative facility will empower winemakers of all sizes and scales to reach their potential, from small-batch productions to more ambitious large-scale projects.
The new facility will incorporate the latest models of destemmers, vibrating tables, and optical sorters to minimize MOG (material other than grapes). Concrete, oak, and stainless-steel fermentation vessels with full temperature control will allow users to tailor the fermentation process to achieve a specific desired style of wine. Gentle pressing options via membrane press and basket press will be available, as will crossflow technology for ultra-fine filtrations.Although Naravane has been providing consulting winemaking services since 2008, heformalized the venture by creating Vinous Consulting LLC in 2017.
Through his work there, Naravane has been at the forefront of providing essential resources and guidance to smaller and less-established winemakers and wineries amid a highly competitive market. Consultation services include vineyard sourcing and management, grape selection, fermentation optimization, extraction protocols, oak regimens, and bottling preparations, among others. By partnering with the Dossier Wine Collective facility, Vinous Consulting has made it even easier for aspiring winemakers to bring their dream wines to life.
“In my 16 plus years of winemaking, what I’ve enjoyed most is joining winemakers on their journey to crafting wines they are proud of,” said Naravane. “Since 2008, I have helped clients produce wines that embody their unique vision and express the true character of their vineyards. Now, with the new facility in Walla Walla, we are excited to offer wineries across the Northwest and California another solution for achieving their goals and bringing more incredible wines to the marketplace.”
With an impressive track record in producing award-winning wines for his business, Rasa Vineyards, Naravane brings a wealth of experience and success to Vinous Consulting. To date, he and his team have played a central role in the development and growth of several award-winning West Coast wineries, including Dossier, Rivaura, Delmas, RR Poet, and Echo Ridge Cellars. Naravane has made over 250 wines that have received a 93-point or higher rating from a major critic.
“We are delighted to join forces with Vinous Consulting to drive transformation in the industry,” stated Tim Lenihan, co-proprietor of Dossier Wine Collective. “Leveraging Billo Naravane’s profound winemaking expertise and our shared dedication to collaboration, we’re confident this endeavor will have a profound and positive impact on the world of winemaking and the winemakers at its core.”
For more information about Vinous Consulting and to explore infinite winemaking possibilities, visit vinousconsulting.com.
About Vinous Consulting
Vinous Consulting, founded by Billo Naravane MW, is a leading provider of expert consulting services for all vineyard and winemaking tasks. The company is revolutionizing the industry by empowering winemakers and wineries of all sizes to create exceptional wines. With a deep passion for crafting incredible wine, its mission is to provide the highest level of guidance in winemaking and viticulture practices for its client’s desired styles, helping wineries realize their full potential through providing innovative solutions, viticulture services, and access to a state-of-the-art facility in Walla Walla, WA. For more information, please visit vinousconsulting.com.