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Walla Walla Winery

3471 Pranger Road
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
info@isenhowercellars.com
1-509-526-7896

Woodinville Tasting Room

15007 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Woodinville, Washington 98072
orshi@isenhowercellars.com
1-425-488-2299, ext #1

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Check out all the wine & food events plus what's going on at Isenhower Cellars.

FOI Wine Club

  • FOI PRIME

    Friends of Isenhower
    Prime

    Join

    This FOI club receives TWELVE red wines in March and October.

    • you select the nine extra red wines above the wine club release.
    • 30% discount on wine
    • free shipping
    • $50 yearly membership
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  • FOI DOUBLE

    Friends of Isenhower
    Double

    Join

    FOI DOUBLE receives SIX red wines in March and October.

    • free to join
    • 25% discount on wine & 30% discount on pre-order case purchases
    • cost per wine club release is $150 plus applicable sales tax and shipping costs
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  • FOI CLASSIC

    Friends of Isenhower
    Classic

    Join

    FOI CLASSIC receives THREE red wines in March and October.

    • 20% discount on wine & 25% discount on pre-order case purchases
    • free to join
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  • GIFT MEMBERSHIP

    Friends of Isenhower
    Gift Membership

    Join

    Give the gift of the FOI CLASSIC wine club membership to your friends and family. The gift includes two shipments per year; one in the fall and one in the spring. Each shipment contains 3 bottles of red wine.

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News & Events

November 7, 2015

Fall Release Barrel Room Dinner in Walla Walla

Join Brett and Denise Isenhower for an intimate dinner setting amongst the fine wine barrels in Isenhower Cellars barrel room. You will love the amazing dinner prepared by John Lastoskie of Graze, one of Walla Walla’s best chefs and will definitely have an night to remember. 
Reservation is required. 
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1998

About us

1998 – The Isenhower’s move from Colorado to Walla Walla to follow their winemaking dream. Denise and Brett obtain full time pharmacist jobs.

1999

About us

1999 – Winery founded and first crush of 17 tons at Glen Fiona.

2000

About us

2000 – Crush 40 tons at the Inn at Mill Creek.

2001

About us

2001 – Opened Walla Walla downtown tasting room at the Depot Building.

2002

About us

2002 – Completed construction of our winery building. First white wine made.

2003

About us

2003 – Birth of our first child, Olivia. Brett retires from pharmacy. 93 point score from Wine Spectator raises our profile.

2004

About us

2004 – Denise retires from Pharmacy. First freeze year and rainy Fall makes for a challenging vintage. 80 tons crushed.

2005

About us

2005 – Distribution of wine in 19 states and Canada.

2006

About us

2006 – Birth of our second daughter, Keegan.

2007

About us

2007 – Purchase of our own bottling line (nicknamed the Maserati). First Rosé wine made.

2008

About us

2008 – Birth of third daughter, Eliana. First cool vintage since 1999. Crushed 80 tons again. Plant Estate Vineyard.

2009

About us

2009 – Recession vintage; decreased production to 40 tons. Many distributors unable to buy wine. Open Woodinville Tasting Room with Maison Bleue Winery.

2010

About us

2010 – End distribution of wine and only sell directly to consumers. Maison Bleue moves out of Woodinville. End many vineyard contracts. Crush only 17 tons.

2011

About us

2011 – Coolest vintage experienced. Crush 37 tons. All red grapes fermented by native yeast from now on.

2012

About us

2012 – Back to normal weather. First harvest of Malbec from Estate Vineyard. Crush 52 tons of grapes in total. First Sparkling Roussanne made.

2013

About us

2013 – Crush 53 tons of grapes. Very warm year.

2014

About us

2014 – Warmest year on record. Crush 70 tons of grapes. Begin to distribute wine in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Ohio again. Extensive cold damage to estate vineyard forces ripping out of the vines.

2015

About us

2015 – Reintroduction of Isenhower to Ohio and Florida. New label designs and website.

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Current Releases

2014 Snipes Mountain
Viognier

Guava, Asian pear, and stone fruit aromas issue from the glass. Our Viognier is more “sauvignon blanc like” with beautiful acidity and green fruit notes on the palette. This Viognier is refreshing and delicious. Pairs well with shellfish.

2014 Yakima Valley
Marsanne

The Yakima Valley Marsanne is comprised of 77% Marsanne, 18% Roussanne, and 5% Viognier. All are relatively rare in Washington State and we believe you will enjoy this delightful blend derived from the Northern Rhône Valley of France.

2014 Yakima Valley
Golden Paintbrush
Marsanne

A portion of the sales of the Golden Paintbrush supports the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship. The institute's goals are to restore and preserve native ecosystems, educate students in environmental stewardship, and serve the local community through their facilities and trails.

2013 Columbia Valley
El Conquistador

Cortez, Ponce de Leon, & Isenhower? Just as the Spanish had to explore the new world in the 16th Century, Isenhower Cellars had to explore some interesting blending trials to come up with this Spanish blend of Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Syrah known as El Conquistador.

Current Releases

2012 Columbia Valley
Eliana's Blend

Eliana's Blend is our best barrel of Petit Verdot and one of our best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 45 cases were produced.

2012 Yakima Valley
Keegan's Blend

Keegan's Blend is our two best barrels of Syrah. Only 52 cases were produced.

2012 Columbia Valley
Olivia's Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon

Olivia's Blend is our two best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 45 cases were produced.

Current Releases

2013 Yakima Valley
Cabernet Franc

The aromatics have a 'pretty' dark cherry & sweet rhubarb notes with sea salt and vanilla. The palette character feels a little luxurious with nicely resolved & finely textured tannins. The Cabernet Franc is “complete”.

2014 Yakima Valley
Purple Paintbrush
Red Wine

Comprised of 63% Olsen Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Franc, 25% Dineen VIneyard Cabernet Franc and 10% Upland Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot from Wallula Vineyard. All the grapes were hand picked, hand sorted, fermented with yeasts native to their vineyards and only the free run was retained to maximize the elegance of the resulting Purple Paintbrush blend.

2013
Rara Avis
Red Wine

Earthy, funky nose, with hints of cola nut, dried mint, grilled meats, and fruit of strawberry and cherry. Seamless entry on the palette with the grilled meats and strawberry character apparent. This wine makes you want to contemplate the character of the wine. An intellectually stimulating wine.

Coming soon

  • 2012 COLUMBIA Valley BATCHELOR'S BUTTON
    Cabernet SAUVIGNON
  • 2013 COLUMBIA VALLEY JONGLEUR
    PETIT VERDOT
  • 2013 COLUMBIA VALLEY RIVER BEAUTY
    SYRAH
  • 2013 DUTCHMAN VINEYARD
    SYRAH
  • 2013 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
    CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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  • 2013 Yakima ValleyRoad Less Traveled
    Cabernet Franc     
  • 2013 Horse Heaven Hills FOI No. 11
    Merlot     
  • 2014 Yakima Valley Pink Paintbrush
    Cabernet Franc rose
  • 2012 A BLOC
    MALBEC
  • 2012 COLUMBIA Valley JONGLEUR
    PETIT VERDOT
  • 2013 COLUMBIA valley LAST STRAW
    RED WINE

Winemaking

HAND CRAFTED–LIMITED PRODUCTION–NATIVE FERMENTATION

Our winemaking is simple in concept yet complex in execution. We have long term contracts to purchase grapes by the acre from great and sustainable vineyards in the Northwest. Key to our vineyard selection are farmers who we trust and have an excellent relationship with. Brett Isenhower is a scientist and a history buff. He is into new grapevine clones for wine complexity and old vines for wine depth and concentration. All our grapes are hand picked and hand sorted to guarantee only perfect grapes enter the winery.

We use traditional winemaking methods to craft the wines. These methods include punchdowns, foot stomping, saignée, native yeast fermentation, barrel stirring, and sur lie aging. The top tier reds are all free run wine and aged in the finest new and once used French oak barrels. The white wines are aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel barrels. Our rosé is briefly aged in stainless steel barrels. Our goal is for each Isenhower Cellars wine to be unique, age worthy, and delicious. Isenhower Cellars currently produces 4000 cases of wine per year.

Horse Heaven Hills

Wallula Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Mourvèdre
Found in Wild Thyme, El Conquistador, Rara Avis, and Mourvèdre

Snipes Mountain

Upland Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Viognier
Found in Olivia’s Blend, Eliana’s Blend, El Conquistador, Batchelor's Button and Viognier.

Rattlesnake Hills

Dineen Vineyard

Cabernet Franc (clone 214)
Found in Road Less Traveled, Pink Paintbrush and Purple Paintbrush

Walla Walla Appellation

Les Collines Vineyard

Washington Side of the Valley

Malbec and Tempranillo
Found in Á Bloc Malbec and El Conquistador

Seven Hills Vineyard

Oregon Side of the Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
Found in Olivia’s Blend, Eliana’s Blend, Jongleur Petit Verdot, and upcoming Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

Summitview Vineyard

Oregon Side of the Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 191 and clone 6)
Found in upcoming Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon

Yakima Valley

Olsen Ranch Vineyard

Located near Benton City

Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Roussanne, Syrah (clone 877)
Found in Road Less Traveled, Purple Paintbrush, Rara Avis, Sparkling Roussanne, Keegan’s Blend, and River Beauty

Dutchman Vineyard

Located north of Grandview

Syrah (Joseph Phelps Clone) and Marsanne
Found in Dutchman Syrah, Keegan’s Blend, River Beauty, and Marsanne

Columbia Valley

Dionysus Vineyard

Petit Verdot
Found in Eliana’s Blend, Jongleur and Petit Verdot

Vineyards

We have acre contracts with excellent vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Rattlesnake Hills and Horse Heaven Hills. The vineyards are farmed in a sustainable manner to ensure the long term health of the vines and the soil. Multiple times during the growing season the vines are meticulously addressed by hand to maximize the quality of the resulting wines.

Tastings

Join us for tastings at either of our locations. Woodinville, WA: Thursday-Monday 12-5
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Walla Walla, WA: Thursday - Monday 11 to 4
Also open by appointment call 509.301.7067 or Email
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In Walla Walla we have a $5 tasting fee and in Woodinville there is a $10 tasting fee. Both are refundable with purchase.

Sustainability

  • Reduced use of hot water and chemicals for sanitation through use of steam and ozone.
  • American made bottles, recycled paper labels, natural corks, and no capsules.
  • CFC lighting & extensive use of insulation to reduce energy costs.
  • Wine Storage on site to reduce diesel fuel by refrigerated trucks.
  • Native yeast fermentation of wine.
  • Reuse of kraft brown case boxes.
  • Walking gardens that grow produce and herbs for the Isenhower family and employees.
  • Future plans for installation of solar panels.