not as much a virtue as it used to be.
Patience is still a virtue in winemaking
and has always been a strength in law
practice. The lawyers’ skills of thinking
clearly, professionalism, discipline, al-
ways being a student — these are skills
that are so translatable. We are all so
fortunate to have had the privilege of a
As Adams Bench Winery grows,
Blue’s legal colleagues enjoy seeing his
success and appreciating his wine, too.
“He’s just living the dream. We’re all so
very proud of him,” law partner Aliment
says. Blue jokes that other lawyers sup-
port his winemaking because “we make
wine and they like wine.” He also be-
lieves that colleagues appreciate what
a hard worker he is. “Life is of a certain
duration. Might it not be a great thing
in life to pursue some other interest that
you’ve got in terms of making a living?
The world is wide open.” NWL
writer. She can be reached at
her blog at www.twin-mom.com.
Clockwise from top left: Adams Bench
Winery in Woodinville (photo by Hannah
Lewis); Tim Blue inspects the barrels
(photo by Jon Anderson); the Adams
Bench label; Tim and Erica Blue (photos
by Hannah Lewis).
Adams Bench Winery is located at 14360 160th Place NE,
Woodinville; 425-408-1969; email@example.com; www.
adamsbench.com. The winery is open most Saturdays by
appointment and for winery club releases.