A new winery has taken off at the Airport District.

Sommelier-turned-winemaker Brad Binko has launched the new operation.

Binko, a June graduate from Walla Walla Community College’s Enology & Viticulture program, features two labels. His Eternal Wines focuses on single-vineyard Rhone varietals, while his Drink Washington State focuses on awareness of Washington wines and the state’s American Viticultural Areas.

According to the announcement, Binko is a certified sommelier who has lived and worked in various parts of the country, both running wine programs and as a business owner in marketing and other operations.

“While in South Carolina I was running wine programs at various restaurants, but just wanted more. I was tired of talking about other people’s wines and wanted to talk about mine,” he explained in the announcement.

While in the WWCC program he worked as assistant winemaker at Walla Faces, learning under head winemaker Victor De La Luz.

The new winery shares space with another Enology grad, Sorin Domitru of Bontzu Cellars.

Tasting room hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and by appointment during the week.

For more information see EternalWine.com or DrinkWashington.wine.

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Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.