Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, has extensive experience in the Columbia Valley as well as exposure to high-profile wineries in Napa Valley.
Aryn Morell grew up in Washington state but left to study chemistry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he set his sights on a career in chemical engineering. A weekend in Napa Valley, however, convinced him that he could apply his education in the wine industry while at the same time satisfying his passion for wine and food. His path to winemaker started with Golden State Vintners, Edgewood Estates, and Silver Oak , and eventually took him to a consulting company for such venerable wineries as Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, and countless others. These experiences served as the foundation for Aryn’s vision to craft world-class wines.
In 2007, an opportunity opened up to move back to Washington, so he and his family moved home, where his winemaking skills have been put to the test for several premium wineries. In 2012, Aryn was contacted by Dennis Cakebread to see if he’d be interested in working on a new project Dennis was starting; a Bordeaux blend to be named Mullan Road Cellars.