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The Sunshine Mill has a long, colorful history. For more than 130 years, wheat was milled on this property and the flour used to make everyone’s favorite cracker, the Cheez-It. Designated as the only skyscraper in The Dalles, it was also the first building in to have electricity, powered by a Thomas Edison Motor that is still present in all its’ glory, along with many other artifacts and treasures.
The Sunshine Mill is now home to Quenett and Copa Di Vino wineries, both owned and operated by James and Molli Martin whose families have lived in The Dalles for seven generations. Quenett Winery released its first vintage in 2002 and burst onto the wine scene with its outstanding vintages of Sangiovese and Zinfandel.
The story and inspiration for Copa Di Vino, or “Wine by the Glass,” takes us on a journey through Provence on a bullet train where the Martin’s first saw the concept of ready to drink wine. They brought the idea to the states, cultivated a staff, created a production facility, experienced a few guest spots on ABC’s TV show, “Shark Tank,” and continued building the concept and brand throughout the country and internationally.
So, take a walk through the Grand Tasting Hall, peruse our room Under The Silos, and enjoy the outdoor Amphitheater and Boiler House Patio Bar – all rehabilitated to be featured and adored in the continued story of The Sunshine Mill, and our Quenett and Copa Di Vino labels.