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EFESTĒ meaning behind the name.

What is the story behind this seemingly unpronounceable name?


EFESTĒ may sound like a string of letters, but it’s an acronym with deep meaning. Pronounced “F-S-T,” it represents the first letter of the founders’ last names.

A Legacy of Family:

EFESTĒ is proudly owned by Helen and Daniel Ferrelli, daughter Angela, and son-in-law Kevin Taylor. Daniel, with Italian roots, and Helen, from Greek heritage, have long appreciated gathering with family and friends over food even before they married as high school sweethearts.

With Mark Fiore as our esteemed winemaker, our exceptional wines are produced using grapes sourced from the finest regions in Washington. We source fruit from our Estate vineyards in the renowned Red Mountain and Yakima Valley AVAs. Our winemaking process is focused on creating wines with minimal intervention, using native fermentation and low oxygenation techniques.

Personal Touch:

Step into our tasting rooms, and you’ll find that family is at the heart of everything we do. Our wines bear the names of loved ones, paying homage to our rich heritage and cherished relationships. From Lola Chardonnay, named after a beloved granddaughter, to Nana Bordeaux, honoring Daniel Ferrelli’s grandmother, each bottle tells a story of love, legacy, and connection.

The Big Papa Legacy:

Among our esteemed wines stands Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon, a tribute to Daniel Ferrelli’s grandfather. The name “Big Papa” is passed down to the eldest Ferrelli Patriarche, making Daniel our beloved “Current” Big Papa. Big Papa pays homage, made from the best cabernet sauvignon sourced from White Bluffs AVA, this old vine cabernet embodies the quality of Washington wine. With each sip, you’re enjoying a wine and embracing a legacy—a testament to the enduring spirit of family and tradition.

Join the Celebration:

At EFESTĒ, we invite you to be a part of our family, to share in our journey, and to celebrate life’s moments with us. Visit our Woodinville Wine Country and Seattle SoDo tasting rooms to experience our premium wines firsthand. Discover the stories behind the wines, and raise a glass to the power of family, friendship, and great wine.

Cheers to EFESTĒ—where every bottle is an occasion to enjoy great wine, good food, and the company of friends!

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