Great Northwest Wine: Young winemaker makes most of American dream

Palencia Wine Co

Victor Palencia holds a bottle of his Palencia Wine Co. in front of his Walla Walla winery. The drawing on the label depicts his father with a shovel as he works the fields of Yakima Valley.

While most high schoolers fill their after-school hours participating in sports, working at fast-food restaurants or playing video games, Victor Palencia headed to the vineyards with his father to help support his family. This is where his love for wine began.


By Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue
Published by Tri-City Herald
- As of Tuesday, February 10, 2015