Claar Cellars has been named one of the 50 greenest companies in Washington State and winner in the agricultural/natural resources category in the Seattle Business Magazine 2012 Green Washington awards. This is in recognition of Claar Cellars continued work on sustainable practices both in farming and business operations. Claar Cellars winemaker Joe Hudon has a diverse 12 year wine related background working in medium to large scale wineries in Australia, California, New Zealand and Washington from viticulturist to winemaker including Covery Run, Columbia Crest, Houghton’s Winery, Hogue, Kim Crawford, Ernest & Julio Gallo, and Goose Ridge. Joe picked out the best methods from each of his winemaking experiences with the intent of always improving quality and efficiency. Joe understands that winemaking starts in the vineyard and works extensively with our crew to create world class wine.