our Winery Journey:
Mia Sonatina was a dream. The dream that began as consumers,
wine drinkers and winery visitors. We were just “regular
Joe's” who started with an interest that grew into a passion.
The next step was becoming home winemakers in our garage.
Then developing our skills and feeding our knowledge through
the internet and professional training. Mia Sonatina was
the culmination of that dream in July, 2003 when we filed
for our business name. The winery began as a virtual winery,
renting space at other wineries. We searched for a location
for about 3 years and found our current space in September,
After a year of modifications, meetings and inspections,
our winery and tasting room became licensed and we opened
in September, 2007. Our facility is small, intimate and
our tasting room comfortable. Our wines are crafted in an
Old World Style. Big robust red wines, Dark, Italian-style
Pinot Noir, unique and beautiful white wines. When you arrive
at our facility, we hope to have something for everyone
no matter what their wine tasting preferences might be.
our Winery Name:
Mia Sonatina, roughly translated means “My Little Song”,
Our tag line, is “a Song for the Palate”. Thus, you will
see a musical theme on our label. In addition, all of our
blended wines have a musical name related to the characteristics
of that particular wine.
As partners, as in marriage, Vern and Jo have very different
skill sets that make them uniquely qualified to manage a
wine business together.
Vern's skills in life include process evaluation, failure
analysis, and problem solving. Many of these skills are
the foundation of successful wine making. He believes that
the grapes are the canvas, the process is the paint. That
wine is an art, or creation. He also believes that wine
making is a combination of art, science, technical creativity,
blended with a vision and a good palate.
Sales & Marketing Director:
In life, Jo has always been about people. Her career choices
have included work with people, first in the medical field,
then as a Travel Consultant, and in church. People are the
heart of our business, whether it is the wholesale side,
the retail side or the business side. Our passion has been
about knowing our customers, and enjoying the relationships
therein and enjoying those around our passion for wine.