Steve Rowell began making wine in 2010 as part of a local hobbyist group. His passion for wine quickly became evident as his closet and then garage filled with carboys. In 2012, his wife, Keira, got her hair done for a hospital Gala and came home to pouring rain only to find her parking spot in the garage had four French Oak wine barrels in it! Out of frustration, she suggested they start a commercial winery as this would solve her parking issue. Of course there was a little more involved, including Steve's attendance at WSU's enology school, but that's basically what happened and a new Washington winery was born.
Now our wine maker, Steve, is clever. He pondered what to name the winery but he had only one name in mind. To him, it was the name that represented his driving force to pursue his passions and take the risks necessary to achieve them. Keira Cellars was born. Steve admits that naming the Winery after his wife was probably the best decision he's ever made. We believe it's likely kept him out of the dog house once or twice. In keeping with his idea, in 2016 he created a red wine blend called "My Redhead" - a Double Gold winner at Seattle Wine Awards - so he really is clever.
Since our humble beginnings, our family has fallen in love with our winery and the people that come to enjoy it with us every day. We have made it our standard that we 'love people and make wine people love.' Our hope is that you find your experience with us to be unique, personal and memorable. Cheers!
Steve studied at Washington State University and earned his certificate in enology.
We strive for excellence in our winemaking, handcrafting our wines to ensure every bottle is exceptional.
We love people and make wine people love.