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While the range at Andrew Rich Wines may be broad – in addition to the Pinots and Rhône-style wines the winery is known for Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer dessert wine, and several others – the intent is always to make wines of balance, grace, and sheer deliciousness.
Cayuse is a domaine located in the Walla Walla Valley. Over the past 20 years, Christophe has made it his mission to craft food-friendly wines of incredible depth, individuality and character—all from fruit grown entirely using biodynamic farming methods. Cayuse creates at least a dozen critically-lauded wines each year, available as wine futures to the Cayuse mailing list. Though that list is currently full, click here to add your name to our wait list.
Disruption breaks the mold. We’re bringing you the varieties you love to enjoy, artwork that tells a story, and a style all our own. Following the lead of acclaimed winemaker, Andrew Latta, we've created six exceptional wines including: Chardonnay Riesling, Rosé, Red Wine, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our wines offer something for every category in a style adored by the modern palate.
With 24 years in the wine industry, fourteen of those in wine production, and experience around the world rubbing shoulders with the finest wine professionals, Chris is well-equipped to have the keys to super-premium Washington winery, Gorman Winery. For almost ten years, he was the only employee. He still focuses closely on high quality fruit and oak in small production and wearing many hats on the sales, marketing and events side of the business. Wine Spectator named him one of ten rising stars in American winemaking in 2008.
Latta Wines seeks to put uncommon varietals from the most unique vineyards in Washington State on center stage. Years of scouring the geologically diverse soils of Eastern Washington led to an initial release of two very special wines. The extremely small production offerings are put forward from sustainable vineyard sites after fermentation with native yeast, and aging in french barrique and puncheon.
Mike joined in the Beer Revolution in his home state of Texas in 1993 and began brewing in earnest. This love of beverage culminated in a trip to Corvallis, Oregon, to attend a fermentation science course in 1997. On a field trip to the professor's house, Mike was introduced to home winemaking and backyard viticulture. With his interest piqued, he joined his friends in Oregon for harvests starting in 1998, and became hooked on the Willamette Valley wine scene. In 2006 he bought aineyard under contract to Owen Roe, which allowed him to make his first four barrels of wine. It received a 90 from the Wine Spectator. There was no looking back.
No Girls Wines was originally founded as a collaboration between Cayuse Vineyards' owner and vigneron Christophe Baron and general manager Trevor Dorland. As the project has evolved, we are very pleased to include other Cayuse employees including Cayuse assistant vigneronne Elizabeth Bourcier and controller Nancy Nestler. These are serious wines, not Cayuse seconds. They're focused and pure—food friendly creations that eloquently express the rocky terroir from which they spring. Real Wine. No Tricks.
A Seattle-area native, Ross’ path to wine production began on a 1996 fly-fishing trip with Canlis Restaurant heir, Mark Canlis. It was during this afternoon on the river where Mark asked Ross if he had any interest in learning about wine from the restaurant perspective – and he jumped at the opportunity to learn from the best in the Northwest. There are few (if any) restaurants that can match the history, class, service and knowledge about fine dining and wine like the team at Canlis. So, while working under Canlis Master Sommelier Rob Bigelow, Ross soon realized that wine was going to be his life’s journey. And it was from here that he launched into traveling the globe (Australia, South America, Europe and South Africa) to learn all he could about food and wine. Upon returning home and realizing it was time to get something going, he landed a harvest job as cellar rat at Washington State icon winery DeLille Cellars which was immediately followed by a vintage at one of Australia’s leading wineries, Rosemount Estate. Returning to the US, Ross was hired at arguably one of Washington’s most highly allocated and respected producers, Betz Family Winery where he spent nearly a decade helping craft some of Washington State’s most sought after wines under Master of Wine (one of 225 on this globe we call Earth), Bob Betz.
Vineyard-designated and appellation-driven Bordeaux varietals from the Walla Walla Valley and Red Mountain. Located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington, Seven Hills Winery is one of the region’s oldest and most respected wineries. As a fourth-generation farmer who worked alongside his father to plant the famed Seven Hills Vineyard, Founder and winemaker Casey McClellan played an important role in the viticultural history of the Walla Walla Valley appellation (AVA). As a winemaker, Casey has guided Seven Hills Winery, creating wines that are benchmarks for excellence in the Northwest.
All of the Waitsburg Cellars wines we presenting during this first release began as concepts. We were invited to tap into the expansive vineyard and winery resources Precept Wine owns and operates, to design and produce anything we wanted. Sometimes a blank canvas can be so big, and so blank, that it's tough to fill. But in this instance the ideas just seemed to flow naturally, and the results will be there for you to taste... We sought to make wines that were authentic expressions of their grape varieties yet also age-worthy. These are meant to be focused examples of things that Washington state vintners do better than anyone in the country. There was also a desire to explore new and unraveled paths, as well as to renovate certain varietal wines that had fallen into neglect in recent times.
Located in the Walla Walla Valley appellation of Washington State, Woodward Canyon Winery was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Since that time, the winery has consistently produced premium, cellar worthy cabernet sauvignons, merlots, chardonnays and many other varietals. Early on Rick determined that quality would take precedence over quantity. Consequently, Woodward Canyon has remained small, increasing its production from 1,200 cases in 1981 to our current production of about 15,000 cases. About 7,000 of this total production is Nelms Road, Woodward Canyon's second label.