Barnard Griffin is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in Washington. Rob Griffin grew up in the Napa Valley knowing he wanted to be a winemaker and enrolled at UC Davis at the young age of 17. When he moved up to the Columbia Valley, Washington, it was considered to be the “wild west” of winemaking terroir. Rob Griffin and his wife Deborah Barnard’s first vintage consisted of just one truckload of fruit and a rented cellar back in 1983. Today, almost half of their production comes from their estate, Caroway Vineyard, whereas the rest is sourced from seven other vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge and Red Mountain AVAs. Rob has been recognized as the longest practicing winemaker in the state of Washington and recently celebrated his 41st vintage. His wife Deborah helps to run winery operations, and they’ve recently welcomed their daughter, Megan Hughes, into the fold as Assistant Winemaker and Enologist.
Bieler Family ‘Daisy’ Pinot Grigio is a blend of four co-fermented white varieties including 75% Pinot Grigio, 12% Riesling, 9% Muscat and 4% Sauvignon Blanc The majority of fruit comes from the Ancient Lakes AVA as well as Yakima Valley and Royal Slope. Charles made the ‘Daisy’ cuvee to pay homage to a wine region he’s always loved - Northern Italy. This white blend is an original creation from Charles Bieler and named after his youngest daughter.