Established in 2011 by Buzz and Karen Buckingham, created Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone varietal wines in their barn on the grounds of the family’s pastoral home in Sammamish, Washington.
Our wine journey began in 2001 when our children went to college in Walla Walla, Washington, where we visited them often. Surrounded and embraced by a number of local winemakers, our interest in wine deepened and in 2004 we started to make wine as a hobby with a group of friends. Over the years we discovered how satisfying it is to go through harvest and crush, and we began crafting wine that is enjoyed by fellow wine lovers and those interested in learning more.
It was a small leap from hobbyist winemaking to starting our own winery. This called for a new winery home and so we converted our barn on our property in Sammamish, Washington in preparation for Sol Stone’s first harvest in 2011. Sol Stone started small and will remain so, crafting fewer than 2,000 cases of each vintage in lots ranging in size from one barrel to 200 cases.