My love affair with wine began during my first grape-stomp party, an annual event hosted by my Italian step-father and mom, Bill and Kay Notaro. I cherished the friends, family and acquaintances that gathered together in the garage to participate in the ‘barefooted stomp’. With our pants rolled up, and purple-stained feet, we sipped last year’s vintage, enjoyed wonderful antipasti, laughed and celebrated the life, love and togetherness flowing through our hearts and souls…not to mention our feet!
Through these experiences, I realized that wine is truly a synonym for family; a gathering; a doorway to new and lasting friendships; a companion of good food; and a catalyst for meaningful conversation. Mother of four children and married to Charles Royer, I transitioned from my real estate career of 18 years to support my husband through three deployments with the Marine Corps. After his Iraq deployment, we packed our fifth wheel and headed for the beautiful beaches of Camp Pendleton (a temporary summer assignment) before moving on to Germany for a wonderful nine months.
Shortly after arriving home to Washington in 2012, as good fortune would have it, my cousin needed help in her tasting room. I was swept back into my early enjoyment and interest surrounding wine and hospitality. That interest grew and matured during the three years I managed the tasting room. I found it filled my spirit to share in good wine and food, meet, laugh and converse with our clients…. who became like family.
Thus the beginnings of a fabulous team, friendships, and extended family: Wit Cellars, We’re In Together.
Location & Hours
2880 Lee Road – Suite A
Prosser, WA 99350
Please call 509.786.1311 for a private appointment during off hours.