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Mark Camp, one of Spokane’s busier guys, buys Overbluff Cellars winery

 

Spokane businessman Mark Camp and two partners have purchased Overbluff Cellars, a South Hill craft winery.

Camp is buying the winery with Darby and Jovanka McKee, both of Spokane, who have been partners on other ventures with him.

He and the McKees own the Title Nine-Casper Fry building and The Shop building in the South Perry District. Camp also owns the buildings occupied by Jones Radiator, a downtown pub, and Cannon Coffee & Cone in Browne’s Addition.

Camp also operates Spokane-based Anvil Coffee Roasting, started in 2001. The roasting equipment for Anvil will be moved into the second floor of the winery building, at 620 S. Washington St.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The purchase closed last week.

Camp said he plans to approach winemaking with some of the same goals and attitudes he’s used developing blends of coffee. In 2001, he launched Anvil Coffee Roasting, in The Shop building.

Lynnelle and John Caudill, of Spokane, started the winery in 2006. They buy grapes from the Walla Walla region and have primarily turned out red wines including cabernet sauvignons and syrahs.

Camp said he'll retain Overbluff Cellars' winemaker Jerry Gibson to guide him through the first few seasons.