David Huse started Five Star Cellars 2000 as a small winery dedicated to a family approach. The first vintage consisted of 120 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, which quickly doubled the following year with more Cabernet and added Merlot.
After a 2002 remodel and first crush at a larger site, Dave’s son, Matt, took over as winemaker. The family duo started adding in a small amount of Syrah to their growing list of vintages. When the new tasting room opened that year, Dave and Matt released the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, their first sell-out vintage.
Over the years, Five Star’s operation has grown with the Huse family, adding Traci Huse as financial director and wine club manager, Cameron Rushton as assistant winemaker and Lynda Gable as the Woodinville Tasting Room manager. Together, they have never strayed from the winery’s mission to provide high-quality Walla Walla wines to all.