Woof’n Rose Winery and Vineyard
is family owned and operated. Principles, Stephen and Marilyn Kahle, along with their sons Travis, Ehren, and Zane, and their families, work the vineyards, make the wines, and operate the tasting room and the many charity events in which Woof’n Rose participates.
Steve, a retired Engineer, is viticulturist and vintner; Marilyn, a retired Database Administrator manages the Tasting Veranda and charitable events.
And of course the four legged partners, the ‘Woofns’ are always there as greeters and for support. We sadly lost our beloved Syrah, Shepherd and Husky mix, last year at age 15. Tawny (Tawny Miss of Woof’n Rose) is pure Yellow Lab and has been joined by Matilda (Tilly), Lab mix, age 2, in the lineup.
As a Fire Captain with the Imperial Beach Fire Department Ehren often drives a car in the Burn Institue Demolition Derby held each year at the San Diego County Fair, in 2014, he was the overall winner of the derby driving a car the IBFD put together in part sponsored by Woof’n Rose Winery – Yeah Ehren! Ehren with wife Stephanie grow many of the Woof’n Rose grapes in their vineyard nearby, and also help at events, on the Tasting Veranda, and with vineyard and winery operations such as harvest and bottling. Grandkids Tehren and Vailyn are a big help around the vineyards, particularly at harvest. Great Granddaughter Serenity (Tehren and Larissa’s daughter), born in 2022 is looking forward to ‘supervising’ this year.
Stephanie’s childrens’s book, ‘My Daddy Slays Dragons’, available at the winery or on Amazon, illustrates to young children what fire fighters do when they are away from home.
Travis is a project engineer at MCAS Miramar, he and wife Susan help with many events and are frequently involved in harvest and in bottling operations; we thank Susan for preparing much of the feasts accompanying harvest and bottling parties.
Zane and our other granddaughter Elizabeth Mae live a bit further away now in Washington State, but in years prior to their move have helped with the harvest, and we are hoping this year will be here for bottling the 2020 vintage