Acclaimed Washington State winemaker Mike Januik founded Januik Winery in 1999 drawing on Columbia Valley winemaking experience dating back to 1984.  The winery is dedicated to crafting limited release wines by working on a small scale with fruit from the state’s best vineyards and concentrating on the details of winemaking, from fermentation through blending.

Mike oversees winemaking for Novelty Hill as well, relying on the winery’s estate vineyard Stillwater Creek, to produce rich, balanced wines that capture the finest expression of this steep, south-facing site on the Royal Slope of the Frenchman Hills.  The vineyard is best known for its unique selection of premium varietal clones.