About the Winery
Saintpaulia Vintners was built in 1993 on land adjacent to an 80,000 square foot commercial greenhouse known as Shinoda Floral, Inc. The winery's name was taken from the botanical name for African violets, Saintpaulia, which was the floral's specialty from 1970 to 2002. Winemaker Paul Y. Shinoda, Jr. has held many roles in both private industry and in the public sector, yet his main passion has always been wine. A graduate from the University of California - Berkeley in 1959, Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Pathology and worked for many years with his father at San Lorenzo Nursery in Santa Barbara, California. In August of 1970, Paul purchased a commercial greenhouse in Snohomish, WA, and began operation of Shinoda Floral, Inc. In addition to owning and operating the greenhouses, Paul was elected to serve three four-year terms on the Snohomish City Council and was an elected member of the Washington State House of Representatives from 1976 to 1978. He was also elected President of the Society of American Florists, which is the national trade association for growers, suppliers, wholesalers, and retail florists.
14522 NE North Woodinville Way
Woodinville, WA 98072United States