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CWU Alumnus Is Renowned Winemaker

David Forsyth, CWU biology and psychology alumnus and one of the Yakima Valley’s most-tenured winemakers, continues to make great strides in his career — without traveling far.

David Forsyth arrived in Washington wine country in 1984 at Hogue Cellars. In 2007, he moved a few hundred yards east to Mercer Estates. Then last summer, he went a few hundred yards north to take on the winemaking duties for the new Zirkle Wine Co., a crush facility in Prosser, at the same time starting his own boutique label.

“I’ve run out of room,” Forsyth said with a laugh. “I’m on the Yakima River now.”


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Story and photo courtesy of Idaho Statesman.