The new vodka, available now for $34 to $40, is distilled from Goose Ridge Estate wines grapes and named after family patriarch, Arvid “Vido” Monson. A successful farmer and businessman, Arvid Monson was affectionately known by friends and family as “Vido.” While his visionary talents included planting an estate vineyard on the arid hills and valleys of Washington’s Columbia Valley, he also dreamed of producing a premium vodka from his estate grapes. VIDO Vodka is the Monson family tribute to fulfilling his dream.
“My father was known for putting a hand on your shoulder and encouraging you to follow your passion. Our goal with VIDO Vodka is to showcase his continual support and bring to life one of his dreams,” says Bill Monson, president of Goose Ridge Vineyard and Winery.
The Goose Ridge Estate wine grapes for VIDO Vodka are fermented before pumped into the still and distilled 24 times. Following distillation, the vodka rests for five days before it is blended with pure water and set on carbon filters for two weeks. After those two weeks, the VIDO vodka goes through a final filtration before bottling. The result is a premium vodka with a silky smooth finish.
In addition to being available now across Washington, the family-owned brand has also earned distribution in Arizona, Oregon, Alaska and California, and hopes to expand nationally in 2021.
For more on VIDO Premium Vodka, visit drinkvido.com.