One of the better stories in Walla Walla is how Steve Brooks quit his job at CNN and moved his family to become a winemaker. He sold the family home, packed the kids into their Volvo wagon, and headed to the Pacific Northwest to start anew in a town where they knew nary a soul. Brooks enrolled in the local community college’s Center for Enology and Viticulture for the hands-on study of every stage of winemaking, from planting the vines to harvesting, fermenting, and bottling. He worked as an apprentice to top-drawer winemakers in the region. Finally, in 2005, he began to make his own wine, buying grapes from established Washington state vineyards and Trust Cellars was born.