Rocky Pond Winery
We are blessed to live out our passions: family, travel, and wine. We knew when we first saw our Columbia River site, we had found both an ideal location for our world class grapes and a home for our family. The peaceful beauty of our vineyards overlooking Lake Chelan and the Columbia River fuel our dedication to create wine that inspires.
We invite you to become a friend, celebrate life to the fullest, and have a passion for only the best, Rocky Pond wines.
Ron Bunnell | Winemaker
The winemaker and owner of Bunnell Family Cellar, Ron has more than 25 years experience making wine in California and Washington and has worked with some of the most prominent winemakers in California, France and Italy.
He graduated from the University of California at Davis Viticulture and Enology Masters Program in 1983, then went to work for Charles Krug, Beringer Vineyards and as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley. He joined Kendall-Jackson in 1996 and worked in Monterey, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara.
In 1999 Ron moved to Washington to become the head Red Winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle and Winemaker for the Col Solare project with Pierro Antinori. In 2004 he founded The Bunnell Family Cellar.
David and Michelle Dufenhorst | Owners
While biking through old world vineyards, the European devotion to family, dedication to the land, and pride in their wine resonated with David and Michelle. David’s business savvy in connection with the land, coupled with Michelle’s talent for bringing people together shine through in their passion for wine. Together they bring a beautifully balanced “blend” to their winery