The word brio comes from the Italian language and means vivacity, mettle and spirit as in the musical phrase con brio. Forsyth Brio stands for the passion and mettle that goes with the Washington winemaking pioneering spirit.
Forsyth Brio is the culmination of 30 years of winemaking experience for David Forsyth in Washington State and the Napa Valley. Working with his wife, Suzie, who has also contributed over 15 years to the Washington wine industry, they are making wines which illustrate the diversity of Washington State’s terroir.
David has had the good fortune to work with many of Washington’s foremost growers and premier vineyard sites over his tenure in Washington. The wines are vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon from a number of Washington’s premiere grape growing appellations. The individuality and uniqueness of the sites, and what the grapes bring to the wine (personality and verve), is the story the Forsyth’s strive to tell. Suzie, an artisanal bread baker, also makes sourdough starters from these same vineyards to make her breads.
Tasting the wines from different vineyards and appellations you will see the personality of the soil, climate and the grower come through. Only one to three barrels of each wine are made annually. They are available only through the Forsyth Family Vintners wine club and a few select wine shops and restaurants.