Established in 2005 by Cynthia and Hugh Remash, Eagle Harbor Wine Company is a standout among Bainbridge Island’s celebrated wineries. What began as a hands-on artisanal endeavor, primarily influenced by old world wine styles, Eagle Harbor Wine Co. has grown since in size (aiming for an ambitious 2,000 cases per year), complexity, and variety.
In 2009, Emily Parsons, who had a well-tended passion and curiosity for wine, began working alongside Remash after enjoying one of his wines. Participating in punch downs and crushes, immersing herself in the process and the winemaking business, Parsons continued her education studying wine and winemaking at UC Davis.
Then in 2012, inspired by the wine, an entrepreneurial spirit, and full support from fellow enthusiast and husband Steve Trimble, Parsons became an investor in the winery, purchasing seven tons of grapes.
Two years later in 2014, impressed by her passion and dedication, Remash saw fit to pass the torch – and his legacy – to his devoted protégé who runs all facets of the business today while Remash remains in the role of consulting winemaker. Parsons is wholly committed to the Bainbridge community, making superb quality, delicious wine, and honoring and furthering winemaking in Washington State.