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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
info@isenhowercellars.com
1-425-488-2299, ext #1

Leavenworth Tasting Room

217 9th Street
Leavenworth, Washington 98826
info@isenhowercellars.com
1-509-888-7233

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Isenhower Cellars Celebrates 20 Years of Walla Walla Winemaking

During the past 20 years, owners Brett and Denise Isenhower built a winery, opened satellite tasting rooms, sold thousands of cases of wine, and collected multiple winemaking awards. Next month, the Isenhower team will say "Cheers to 20 Years" with a special wine release.

On February 9 and 10, the Isenhower team will release a much-anticipated 20th Anniversary Port, made from Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot grapes and Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon brandy.

"I wanted to knock it out of the park with the 20th Anniversary Petit Verdot Port," says winery co-owner Brett Isenhower. "We combined brandy made from our own Cabernet Sauvignon with the ripest Petit Verdot grapes from Dionysus Vineyard. The result is a 20th Anniversary Port that will be delicious for 20 years."

The wine will be released in the Walla Walla winery, along with Isenhower Cellars satellite tasting rooms in Woodinville and Leavenworth.

Additional events are planned throughout the year, and schedule updates will be announced on the Isenhower Cellars Facebook page and the Isenhower Cellars website.

"We’re looking forward to celebrating 20 years of wine with our community of supporters, and we're hoping to connect with new friends too," says Isenhower. "20 years is a big milestone, and we're just getting warmed up. We'd love to celebrate our successes and toast to the future with friends new and old."

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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.

Denise and Brett in vineyard
1999

About us

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

Grapes
2000

About us

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

Grapes on the vine
2001

About us

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

Tasting room
2002

About us

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

Winery building
2003

About us

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

Olivia
2004

About us

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

Brett crushing grapes
2005

About us

2005 – Distribution of wine in 19 states and Canada.

Family at the beach
2006

About us

2006 – Birth of our second daughter, Keegan.

Keegan
2007

About us

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

Brett with new bottling machine
2008

About us

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

Brett planting 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.

Woodinville tasting room
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.

Isenhower estate covered in snow
2011

About us

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

Grapes on the vine
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.

Olivia in the vineyard
2013

About us

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

Crushing grapes
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.

Vineyard
2015

About us

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

New wine labels
2016

About us

2016 – Release of i-label wines, our second label, to our Pacific Northwest distributors.

i-Label wines
2017

About us

2017 – Opening of our Leavenworth, WA Tasting Room!

Leavenworth tasting room
2018

About us

2018 – Crush 138 tons of grapes. Continue to expand distribution, adding the Chicago area and Montana.

Crushing more grapes
2019

About us

2019 – Celebrating 20 years of winemaking!

Isenhower. Established 1999. Cheers to 20 years!
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Coming soon

  • 2016 Jongleur Petit Verdot
  • 2016 Wallula Vineyard
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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 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 7500 cases of wine per year.

Horse Heaven Hills

Horse Heaven Hills vineyard

Wallula Vineyards

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

Snipes Mountain

Snipes Mountain vineyard

Upland Vineyard

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

Rattlesnake Hills

Rattlesnake Hills vineyard

Dineen Vineyard

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

Walla Walla Appellation

Walla Walla Appellation vineyard

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

Yakima Valley vineyard

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

Columbia Valley vineyard

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.

Tasting rooms

Join us for tastings at the following locations.
Woodinville, WA: Thursday-Monday 12-5
$15 tasting fee refundable with wine purchase.
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Walla Walla, WA: Daily 11-4
$10 tasting fee refundable with wine purchase.
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Leavenworth, WA: Sunday-Thursday 12-5, Friday/Saturday 12-7
$15 tasting fee refundable with wine purchase.
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Sustainability

  • Reduced use of hot water and chemicals for sanitation through use of steam and ozone.
  • Natural corks, and no capsules.
  • CFC lighting & extensive use of insulation to reduce energy costs.
  • Native yeast fermentation of wine.
  • Walking gardens that grow produce and herbs for the Isenhower family and employees.
  • Future plans for installation of solar panels.