Uva Furem Winery, Washington State’s 1,000th Winery!
About us: We are Maple Valley's own boutique production and cellar Winery and opened our doors April 1st 2020! A family-owned wine label, the creation of two Air Force Veteran brothers, Jens and T.J. Hansen, with a common passion for fine wines. Jens honed his winemaking skills under the wings of several WA wine ‘greats,’ and is now fulfilling his dream of creating hand-crafted, artisan selections that truly showcase a sense of place and exhibit quality winemaking techniques. Our grapes are sourced from various AVA’s of Washington and Oregon. We proudly work closely with small family growers that share the same attention to detail. We offer a large variety of high quality, small lot wines with many layers not only in the wine, but in the stories behind the names, labels, and unique song pairings! Each wine is a gem in the bottle and meant to be shared with friends and family.
“UVA FUREM” What’s with our name?
Honoring or military roots and traditions, the use of Latin phrased mottoes is as old as the U.S. military itself. In 1776, A general order issued by the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, Gen George Washington, directed that "it is necessary that every Regiment should be furnished a Motto in order to reflect and reinforce each unit's values and traditions”. While some mottoes are official, and others are unofficial, each one has a unique way of bonding its people together. Examples include those like the United States Air Force motto: Aut Vincere Aut Mors (Latin for “Conquer or Die) to much smaller and more deliberate, to the fact mottos like that of Special Operations Aerial gunners: Neconjuge Nobiscum (Latin for “Don’t F@ck with US) Each embodies the will and fire that push their crews to perform their duties in a matter that will honor and dignify their past.
“UVA” ~ Latin for Grape, and “FUREM” ~ Latin for Smuggler, is also a tribute to our military history. But that is a story best told over a glass of wine…
CREW-DOGS, KNUCKLE DRAGGERS, MISSION HACKERS, GUNSLINGERS, ROUGE SCOUNDRELS, THESE ARE JUST A FEW NAMES GIVEN TO THE SELFLESS PATRIOTS THAT FIGHT AGAINST ANY ENEMY TO PROVIDE FOR THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION. THESE NO-GOOD SKALLY-WAGS ARE OFTEN KNOWN TO SPIT AND SCRATCH PRIVATE PARTS IN PUBLIC AND CAVORT WITH INDIVIDUALS OF ILL REPUTE. OFTEN FOUND CONGREGATING WITH SMALL GROUPS OF SOCIAL MISFITS AND MALCONTENTS THAT ARE GUILTY OF DARING-DO AND RECKLESS ABANDONMENT. DESTROYERS OF THE PERPETRATORS OF CAREERISM, STUPIDITY, AND SELF INTEREST, THESE LUCKY BASTARDS ARE OFTEN KNOWN FOR EVEN AMAZING THEMSELVES.
HERE’S TO US, AND THOSE LIKE US.
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