Red Willow is part of a 4th generation family farm established by Clyde Stephenson in the early 1920’s. Mike Sauer married into the Stephenson family and began the vineyard in the early 70’s.
Today, along with Mike, sons Daniel and Jonathan, and son in law Rick are all involved with the continuity of the family farm.
More generations are sure to follow.
In farming there is no substitute for the soil, water, and hard work. Inherently, the nature of farming brings a spiritual dimension to our efforts. There is a connection of past, present, and future generations.
For us wine brings the soil, the site, the season, and the efforts of many people together into a single vintage. Later that vintage becomes a cherished memory of that year.”