The initial inspiration or spark that lead to the beginnings of Monkey Winery was a desire to share some of our fresh apples and plums with family members that are out of the country. Unfortunately, due to customs limitations, the idea of taking fresh fruit was not going to happen. At the beginning of 2017 the thought came to us to turn our fruits into dessert wines so that we could take these dessert wines to our family out of country. We stopped at our local brew store, Olympic Brewing Supplies, and the team there provided us with all the basic knowledge to move into the wine making process. Thank you, Olympic Brewing Supplies as you played a part in helping make Monkey Winery come to life to join the the other wineries. We were very excited to try the wine making kit that we had purchased and made the decision to purchase enough nectarines to make our first five gallons of wine. Since we were not wine drinkers ourselves, we decided to share much of our wine with many of our friends. Thank you to all our friends and family for the honest feedback and encouragement to push forward in the process to start Monkey Winery.