100 Washington Wineries to Follow on Twitter

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It’s no secret that I love a good glass of wine. I’ve even been known to attend a wine event or three. The more I talk about wine on Twitter, the more some of the fantastic Washington wineries write to me. I wanted to branch out and find some new places to try. The response was so overwhelming that I decided to compile a list of 100 awesome Washington wineries you should be following on Twitter.

I haven’t necessarily tried wines produced by the following vineyards, however. Should I?

These places are listed in alphabetical order (by Twitter handle) so that no one feels I am choosing anyone over another. I have added in a link to the company website, along with a short description… either taken from their Twitter page or site. I know that I likely missed several of you. If I did, feel free to leave a comment here and we’ll try to get you added to the list.

  • @7hillswinery – http://www.sevenhillswinery.com/ – Reflecting unique terroirs and highlighting restrained oak, bright acidity and pure varietal flavors, these wines are recognized as some of the finest wines coming out of the Northwest. At the same time, they have earned a reputation for delivering an exceptional level of quality at a remarkable price.
  • @Airfield – http://www.airfieldwines.com/ – Airfield Estates uses 100% estate grown fruit. The interaction of our geographic, climatic, and environmental conditions in conjunction with our vineyard management directly affect the quality and personality of our wine.
  • @alderridge – http://alderridge.com/Alder_Ridge_Estate_Winery/Home.html – The natural diversity of the vineyard allows us to create complex, bold Estate wines that you won’t soon forget once you pop the cork.
  • @amavicellars – http://www.amavicellars.com/ – Amavi Cellars crafts elegant, approachable wines, focusing on estate-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
  • @ancwine – http://alexandrianicolecellars.com/ – Alexandria Nicole Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of hand-crafted wine from our own Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard.
  • @ashhollow – http://www.ashhollow.com/ – Lovely aromatics of blackberries, violets, and blueberry pie give way to a multitude of layers including spice, dusty earth, herbs, with dark and bittersweet chocolates. The complexity is overwhelmingly wonderful.
  • @BainbridgeVineyards – http://www.bainbridgevineyards.com/ – Beautiful vineyards, graceful wines, incredible experience.
  • @Barilicellars – http://www.barilicellars.com/ – Start with excellent grapes, picked at just the right time to provide the perfect combination of sugar and acidity. Process them with care. And then wait to ensure optimal results that meet our standards—and yours.
  • @barristerwinery – http://www.barristerwinery.com/ – Barrister Winery specializes in the production of limited quantities of Bordeaux varietal wines and Syrah. We will release approximately 3,100 cases in 2010. In addition, we will produce about 250 cases of white wines.
  • @BartholomewWine – http://www.bartholomewwinery.com/ – A new winery coming soon to the Seattle area with a tasting room included.
  • @Basel_Cellars – http://www.baselcellars.com/ – A one of a kind wine experience. From award winning wines to breath taking views, Basel Cellars Estate Winery has it all. We strive to make your visit something special.
  • @bensonvineyards – http://www.bensonvineyards.com/ – Today we are producing a little over 3,500 cases annually and our award winning wines are sold directly from our tasting room and online. You can also find our wines here in the valley at the finest restaurants and local wine shops.
  • @BLVWINE – http://www.bergevinlane.com/ – The Bergevin Lane family is dedicated to the art of creating and enjoying fine Walla Walla wines. Our winemaking vision is to create elegant styled wines that reflect harmony between fruit and oak. Stylistically, we make wines that reflect the unique Washington terroir attributes, while maintaining integrity to the varietal characteristics.
  • @Bookcliff – http://marketvineyards.com/ – Their wines are not only a blend of quality grapes from the most exclusive wineries, but also from award-winning Washington winemakers. Each vintage is barrel aged in American and French oak and 1000 cases are offered a year.
  • @briancarterwine – http://www.briancartercellars.com/ – A Passion for the Art of Blending
  • @cavebwinery – http://www.sagecliffe.com/Cave_B_Winery.htm – Cave B Estate Winery is an award-winning boutique winery located in the Columbia Valley wine region; the very center of Washington State. We grow an unusally broad range of varietals, made possible in large part by the microclimates existant in our distinctive cliffside location.
  • @challengerridge – http://www.challengerridge.com/ – Winemaker Randy’s outlook is that “the more time you spend in the vines, the less time you will have to spend in the lab.”
  • @ChandlerReach – http://www.chandlerreach.com/ – We grow only red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Carefully managed viticultural practices insure that these premium sites yield premium grapes.
  • @chattercreek – http://www.chattercreek.com/ – Chatter Creek winery specializes in handcrafted varietal wines that emphasize the diverse terroir of Washington State, and are stylized after classic European wines. Production is focused on the Rhone and Bordeaux varietals.
  • @claarcellars – http://www.claarcellars.com/ – Our vineyards are on south and southwest facing hillsides above the Columbia River. In this distinct microclimate, located within the White Bluffs growing region, we are endowed with an almost ideal combination of climate and soil.
  • @clooneycanary – http://www.lonecanary.com/ – Located in Spokane, WA, Lone Canary is dedicated to the production of high-quality, elegant wines that express what is delicious and distinctive about Washington State fruit.
  • @colsolare – http://www.colsolare.com/ – For each vintage, the winemakers’ mission is to join two distinct cultures, Washington and Tuscan, new-world and old-world, to create a wine with concentrated flavors, aromatics and supple tannins that lead into a seductive, lingering finish.
  • @columbiacrest – http://www.columbiacrest.com/ – At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines.
  • @cotebonneville – http://www.cotebonneville.com/ – Cote Bonneville the Estate Winery of DuBrul Vineyard. 2007 and 2009 Vineyard of the Year; 2008 Wine Spectator Rising Star; 2009 Wine of the Year.
  • @CovingtonWine – http://www.covingtoncellars.com/ – Making small quantities of wine from the highest quality fruit is only half of our goal here at Covington Cellars; the other is to make our guests feel like family. Founded in 2002 by David and Cindy Lawson, this is a true labor of love.
  • @Crayelle – http://www.crayellecellars.com/ – Balance, Character and Longevity is not only our philosophy for hand-crafting wines of superior quality and distinction, it is also the motto which guides us in our daily lives. Our small family winery was created to showcase our passion for two wine varietals we especially enjoy drinking and producing, Syrah & Riesling.
  • @CuillinHills – http://www.cuillinhills.com/ – At Cuillin Hills our primary focus is on Rhone and Bordeaux varietal red wines. We’ve partnered with several of Washington’s best vineyards, located in different micro-climates, to produce a collection of wines that show off Washington as one of the world’s premier wine producing regions.
  • @Daven_lore – http://www.davenlore.com/ – Specializing in blended, red wines our passion begins with our knowledge of vineyard soils and microclimates. We combine this expertise with choice varietals that are sought from specific growers and ideal locations. Primarily using new barrels, we combine the use of French, American and Hungarian oaks for our hand-harvested grapes where they develop into our handcrafted wines.
  • @delillecellars – http://www.delillecellars.com/ – Simply stated, our goal is to make the very best handcrafted, old-world style red and white wines made in the state of Washington. We are a family- and independently-owned winery with an uncompromising philosophy about the quality of what will be in your bottle of wine.
  • @desertwindwine – http://www.desertwindwinery.com/ – Eastern Washington’s premier destination winery, featuring overnight accommodations, private event center, and a unique Southwestern-style tasting room.
  • @DomanicoCellars – http://www.domanicocellars.com/ – Our focus is making great wines from the best vineyards. Our grapes are hand picked, hand sorted, gently crushed, pressed and aged in the best french oak barrels. Some years we may blend, others we may not. Always our promise is to produce the best wines possible based on what the vineyards, grapes and maturing vintages tell us.
  • @duckpondcellars – http://www.duckpondcellars.com/ – Founded in 1993, Duck Pond Cellars owns and operates 840 acres of vineyards in the beautiful state of Washington.
  • @dunhamcellars – http://www.dunhamcellars.com/ – The only thing that will never change at Dunham Cellars is its winemaking philosophy. We will continue to produce premium wines through gentle treatment in all phases of the winemaking process.
  • @dustedvalley – http://dustedvalley.com/ – Dusted Valley was founded on the notion that when family pulls together the American Dream can turn into a living reality. Hey, we’re just a proud bunch of farm-raised Wisconsin Cheese-heads, and what goes well with cheese? You guessed it – wine. It’s all about the wine…
  • @eaglehavenwine – http://www.eaglehavenwinery.com/ – Eagle Haven Winery is located in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountain Range in Skagit County of Washington State where fertile soils and mountain streams combine to create a very rich agricultural region.
  • @EdmondsWinery – http://www.edmondswinery.com/ – Edmonds Winery is a boutique Micro-winery. We hand craft our wines in small open top fermentation tanks and age in small oak barrels. Our goal is to create outstanding wines that demonstrate the characteristics of the varieties we produce and also the terroir of the vineyards where the grapes are grown.
  • @Efeste – http://www.efeste.com/ – We believe great wines are conceived in the vineyard. The quality and traits of the fruit tell a story of the land it grew from.
  • @ElsomCellars – http://elsomcellars.com/ – Exclusively bottled wines that offer distinctive flavours, borne of a singular desire – to create the quintessential gesture of hospitality – served at our table or yours.
  • @facelli – http://facelliwinery.com/ – We believe the crafting of fine wine requires a passion and dedication that is best manifested when one family is responsible for its production. T he well defined flavor in each bottle of our Washington made wines reflects the quality of the grapes and consistency of our processes: artistry, patience and faithful attention.
  • @FidelitasWines – http://www.fidelitaswines.com/ – It’s just wine. Just wine crafted by one of Washington’s most-respected winemakers—a guy who knows just about every vineyard site in the region like the back of his hand. Just wine made from the finest grapes each appellation has to offer—harvested at their peak; crushed, destemmed, sorted, and obsessed over for weeks on end. Tested and tasted, examined and extracted, barrel-aged to perfection—all to ensure the right flavors come to fruition at precisely the right time. Some consider it an optimal blend of art and science. But we all know, it’s just wine.
  • @fieldinghills – http://www.fieldinghills.com/ – Our passion is to produce premium red wines. Not just the best possible, but ones that will truly stand up to the ultra premium wines made today. Key to this success will be growing world class grapes and Mattawa appears to be a stellar location.
  • @ForgeronCellars – http://forgeroncellars.com/ – Crafting complex, food friendly wines from vineyards chosen for maturity and flavor profile.
  • @GardVintners – http://www.gardvintners.com/ – Family-owned winery crafting fine wine from our estate vineyard, Lawrence Vineyards, on the Frenchman Hills in the Columbia Valley.
  • @gilbertcellars – http://www.gilbertcellars.com/ – Our great-great grandfather H.M. Gilbert in 1908 said, “Let us follow the invitation of our great mountains which lift our eyes and inspire us to better things.” With that quote in mind we have developed Gilbert Cellars; where tradition meets innovation, where home meets exploration, where our past meets our future, where our mountains meet our valley.
  • @GooseRidgeWines – http://www.gooseridge.com/ – Goose Ridge produces world class single varietal and blended wines in the heart of Washington state.
  • @gordonwines – http://www.gordonwines.com/ – Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards is located in the heart of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. We take great pride in being the oldest estate winery in Washington State by using only estate-grown grapes in making our superb, hand-crafted Washington wines.
  • @gormanWinery – http://www.gormanwinery.com/ – We are making super premium Washington State wines.
  • @gramercycellars – http://gramercycellars.com/ – Gramercy’s viticultural and winemaking philosophies are very simple – to select the best vineyards, harvest ripe – not over-ripe – grapes, intervene minimally in the winemaking process, and not to smother the wine with a lot of new oak.
  • @grandrevewine – http://www.grandrevevintners.com/ – Our great dream (Grand Reve) is to match the finest Red Mt. fruit with an all-star team of WA winemakers to create wines that capture the pinnacle of WA terroir.
  • @hardrow – http://hardrow.com/ – We are a real ‘working winery’ handcrafting all the wine on the premises. We specialize in small batch processing, emphasizing quality over quantity. Passion for grapes and wine is our business.
  • @icicleridge – http://www.icicleridgewinery.com/ – “Welcome Home to Icicle Ridge” is what you will most likely be greeted with as you enter the spectacular log home tasting room in Peshastin, Washington. And it makes sense, as you truly are entering the 5,000 square foot home of Louie and Judy Wagoner… and you will leave feeling like part of the family!
  • @IsenhowerWines – http://www.isenhowercellars.com/ – Isenhower Cellars has long-term “by the acre” contracts with seven excellent vineyards whose farmers are absolutely committed to growing outstanding grapes in an environmentally sustainable manner. All the grapes are hand picked and hand sorted prior to fermentation. Isenhower Cellars does not use modern winemaking chemicals and enzymes to make wine.
  • @januikwinery – http://www.januikwinery.com/ – Family-owned. Artisan winemaking. Acclaimed Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ve heard dozens of wineries make these claims, and while these statements are certainly true of Januik wines.
  • @jbookwalterwine – http://www.bookwalterwines.com/bookwalter/index.jsp – With over 20 years of experience, we are committed to producing the highest quality wines in Washington State.
  • @JMCellars – http://www.jmcellars.com/ – JM Cellars is a family-owned winery in Woodinville, Washington working in partnership with a diverse collection of the Columbia Valley’s best vineyards to produce high quality wines styled for balance, power, dimension and finesse. Best known for blended reds, many regard Tre Fanciulli as JM Cellars’ “signature” wine.
  • @KaellaWinery – http://www.kaellawinery.com/ – Kaella Winery will be opening soon in the Woodinville Wine Warehouse Complex. Our debut wines are still aging beautifully in barrels, and we expect to release two 2008 Bordeaux style red blends in the fall of 2010.
  • @kanawinery – http://www.kanawinery.com/ – Kana is a native word for the spirit or
    the fire within a mountain, in reference to the perceived supernatural power of volcanic activity. The Yakima and Columbia Valleys are awash with volcanic soil influences, providing terroir from the millennia of “Kana” escaping from nearby volcanic mountains, to lay resting as soil for our world-class vineyards.
  • @kionawine – http://www.kionawine.com/ – Kiona pioneered the Red Mountain AVA in 1975 and has been crafting tasty, affordable wines ever since.
  • @LatahCreekWine – http://www.latahcreek.com/ – At Latah Creek our stylistic aim is to create wines that taste like the grapes from which they came. This is accomplished by using traditional winemaking principles and by the selection of exceptional fruit.Subjecting the wines to the least amount of processing and handling possible enables these natural varietal flavors to remain intact from grape to bottle.
  • @laurelhurstwine – http://laurelhurstcellars.com/ – Established in 2004, our vision was to create wines that would stand alone, showcasing their personality as a result of unique soil, climate and vineyard management. Laurelhurst Cellars produces premium, hand crafted wines from Washington State. We are committed to quality.
  • @lecole41 – http://www.lecole.com/ – Our goal at L’Ecole Nº 41 is to achieve clean, ripe, stylistically expressive and aromatic wines that let the individual site characteristics of our vineyards shine through. We believe in well-balanced wines, good acidity, firm but not over-powering tannins, complementary oak extraction, and vibrant, expressive aromas and fruit flavors.
  • @lopezvineyards – http://www.lopezislandvineyards.com/ – Brent Charnley, vintner, growing organic grapes and making wine on Lopez Island, WA
  • @m2wine – http://www.m2-wine.com/ – Martinez & Martinez Winery is dedicated to the production of high quality wine from high quality grapes, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills.
  • @maryhillwinery – http://www.maryhillwinery.com/ – At Maryhill we feel that winemaking is not about lifted noses and highbrow personalities. It’s about training a vine for vintages to come, and crafting flavors unique to each harvest of the past.
  • @MatthewsEstate – http://www.matthewsestate.com/ – Making world class wines in the heart of Woodinville.
  • @milbrandtvino – http://www.milbrandtvineyards.com/ – Since 1997, Milbrandt Vineyards earned a reputation for growing some of Washington State’s finest grapes. These grapes have found their way into many of Washington’s most sought-after wines and the Milbrandt name and vineyards are featured on many prestigious labels.
  • @nakedwinery – http://www.nakedwinery.com/index.php – The grapes for our red varietals are orgasmically grown in the hot and dry Columbia Valley region of Washington. The vines in Washington’s Columbia Valley struggle with just enough drip irrigated water to produce exceptional fruit for our big bold Chardonnays.
  • @NefariousWines – http://www.nefariouscellars.com/ – It is a luxury to grow some of our own fruit and we take full advantage of that. Rocky Mother, Stone’s Throw, and Defiance are all ours. We farm them with the least amount of intervention possible and crop them down with a vengeance.
  • @northstarwinery – http://www.northstarwinery.com/ – Combining the art of old world wine-making with new world innovation to create Merlots that can be considered among the world’s best, from one of the world’s most acclaimed Merlot producing regions: Washington State.
  • @noveltyhillwine – http://www.noveltyhillwines.com/ – Acclaimed Wash. State winery bringing Stillwater Creek Vineyard to the people from our ultra-modern tasting room.
  • @NWTotemCellars – http://nwtotemcellars.com/ – Seattle/Woodinville boutique winery offering insights & stories from a sportscourt crush pad & kitchen tasting room.
  • @ObeliscoEstate – http://www.obelisco-estate.com/ – Obelisco Estate is a small, 30 acre vineyard located on the southwest slope of Red Mountain. Its name venerates the tall, narrow, four-sided obelisks that were carved out of solid granite by exceptional craftsmen as early as 2000 BC. In much the same way, this wine has been carved out of Red Mountain terroir.
  • @olsenestates – http://www.olsenestates.com/ – Our family carefully selected growing sites best suited for each of the 21 varieties that grow on our 765 acres. Some of the oldest vines in the valley can be found in these vineyards.
  • @otiskenyonwine – http://www.otiskenyonwine.com/ – We handcraft limited quantities of elegantly structured and affordable Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines from our estate and other proven Walla Walla Valley vineyards.
  • @owenroewinery – http://owenroe.com/owen-roe.php – We believe that great wine is fundamentally tied to fabulous fruit. So spending time in the vineyard with careful attention to soil, weather conditions and plant physiology is some of the most important ‘winemaking’ work we do.
  • @pepperbridge – http://www.pepperbridge.com/ – In these vineyards, we practice sustainable viticulture, remaining committed to the long-term viability of the winemaking industry in the Walla Walla Valley.
  • @Pieces_of_Red – http://www.whitestonewinery.com/ – Estate Vineyard on Lake Roosevelt, Winery in Wilbur and a tasting room in Spokane.
  • @RedSkyWinery – http://www.redskywinery.com/ – A boutique winery in Woodinville, Washington, produces small lot, unique and hand crafted Washington State wines.
  • @reiningerwinery – http://www.reiningerwinery.com/ – REININGER Winery, located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley, specializes in crafting elegant and finely structured red wines from hand-harvested, ultra premium grapes.
  • @RieslingRules – http://rieslingrules.com/ – At Pacific Rim Winemakers we are passionate about Riesling, crafting world-class Riesling and extolling the wondrous virtues of Riesling.
  • @rkcellars – http://www.robertkarl.com/ – Robert Karl Cellars is a boutique, Spokane winery producing handcrafted, premium, Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and a dry Cabernet Franc Rosé.
  • @SilverLakeWines – http://www.silverlakewinery.com/ – Founded in 1987, Silver Lake Winery is Washington’s largest consumer owned winery. At Silver Lake we offer award-winning premium, super-premium and ultra-premium wines that you can enjoy today or cellar for the future.
  • @SkyliteCellars – http://www.skylitecellars.com/ – Walla Walla, WA winery with ultra premium wines in small lots
  • @snoqualmiewine – http://www.snoqualmie.com/ – Although all of our wines are made with minimal intervention, grapes used in the Naked wine series are farmed as “au naturel” as possible. “Naked” is made with certified organically grown grapes in a certified organic facility. Very true to the varietal, these wines fit in perfectly with our philosophy that it is best to leave Mother Nature alone – let nature take her course and then try to capture the natural essence of the vineyard in the bottle.
  • @sojencellars – http://www.sojencellars.com/ – Full production winery and tasting room producing killer juice.
  • @SparkmanCellars – http://www.sparkmancellars.com/ – Our wines are built from our state’s finest vineyards using traditional farming and winemaking practices. In this way, we translate the Earth’s elements and our efforts into wines that resonate and endure.
  • @stemiltcwinery – http://www.stemiltcreekwinery.com/ – Winery spawned in the heart of a world famous fruit growing region. World-class wine with local mystique.
  • @steppecellars – http://www.steppecellars.com/ – Great wine begins on the vine; but is finished under the direction of a skilled and experienced winemaker.
  • @SuLeiCellars – http://www.suleicellars.com/ – SuLei Cellars is a collaboration of two people’s passion for wine and a desire to share this passion with others. We are a boutique winery located in the Walla Walla, WA.
  • @synclinewine – http://www.synclinewine.com/ – James and Poppie Mantone craft highly sought after Rhône varietal wines. Syncline wines have great depth of character and show a sense of singular identity and connection to the land.
  • @SYZYGYWINERY – http://www.syzygywines.com/ – Our Walla Walla winery began in 2002. We produce about 2000 cases of fabulous red wines, including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Malbec.
  • @Tasawik – http://www.tasawikvineyards.com/ – At Tasawik we are committed to growing the best grapes our land can provide, and to make the best wine we can from those grapes. We call this “dedication from vine to wine”.
  • @terrablanca – http://www.terrablanca.com/ – As a winemaker Keith continues to experiment with new technologies and techniques, while still holding closely to the lessons of classic winemaking.
  • @TertuliaCellars – http://www.tertuliacellars.com/ – Wines of quality and distinction in the Columbia and Walla Walla Valleys
  • @vapianoestate – http://www.vapianovineyards.com/ – Cultivating great wine, like minds, takes time, patience, and perseverance. Va Piano Vineyards is inspired by Tuscany, but the wine is quintessential Walla Walla. Take your time, enjoy yourself, and participate fully in the beautiful journey.
  • @vindulac – http://www.vindulac.com/ – All of the lots of wine that we make are very small, reflecting a careful, demanding selection process used to select vineyard plots and grapes for Vin du Lac. While Washington state is capable of producing quality in a broad range of wine varieties, we believe that the best grapes often exist in small quantities in select vineyards or sub-plots within vineyards.
  • @WaterbrookWine – http://www.waterbrook.com/ – Waterbrook Winery in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington is known for producing highly acclaimed wines that boast outstanding quality. Founded in 1984, it was the fourth established winery in Walla Walla.
  • @winetidbits – http://www.cascadiawinery.com/ – We focus on providing excellent boutique wines at great prices. Regional grapes and Washington apples provide an outstanding base.
  • @yhcellar – http://www.yellowhawkcellar.com/ – chose to concentrate on lesser-known varietals, selecting sangiovese as their signature wine. Since then, the winery’s production has expanded to include Italian varietals such as barbera, muscat canelli, orange muscat and a “super Tuscan” style vintage red blend.
  • @ZerbaCellars – http://www.zerbacellars.com/ – We are fortunate to work with a wide range of grape varieties and vineyard sources. Each vineyard and grape variety has a unique character that contributes to the quality, complexity and balance of our individual wines. Each vineyard and grape variety is hand-crafted separately.

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