TolHouse Members and Member-guests are invited to join us for a food and wine tasting featuring Radix Wines, founded by Toledo native Marco De Santis.
Marco De Santis’ family has been making wine in Italy for generations and his great grandfather traveled from a small village in Central Italy to Tacoma, Washington in 1904 to work on the railroad. Marco then returned to his ROOTS in Washington State 111 years later to dedicate part of his life to crafting ultra-premium wines that showcase the Red Mountain terroir.
The most unique aspect of the winery is that each blend is composed of grape varieties that share genetic ROOTS. Our two flagship wines, Laevus and Dexter (Latin for left and right), are single vineyard blends that represent the pinnacle of the Radix wine program.
Marco De Santis was born in Toledo, Ohio and lived most of his life there until he went off to medical school in Bradenton, Florida. Marco’s family has made wine in the Abruzzo region of Italy for generations but he developed a deep passion for winemaking during his medical training in Michigan, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology. He learned the fundamentals of winemaking by reading classic textbooks and applying his knowledge on a small scale at home. When he moved to Washington he teamed up with veteran winemaker Josh Maloney in order to utilize his expertise in crafting unique, terroir driven wines from the Red Mountain AVA.
Marco met his wife Andrea, an organ transplant coordinator, at his 10 year high school reunion. They got married in September 2013 and moved to Washington State in November 2015. In February 2017 they welcomed the arrival of their son Lorenzo. They enjoy cooking, hiking, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.
In June 2019, they moved back to their roots in Ohio. They currently reside in New Albany.