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Forgeron Cellars

33 W Birch St, Walla Walla, Washington 99362, United States
Region: Walla Walla (509) 522-9463 http://forgeroncellars.com
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  • Year Established:
  • Winery Contact:
    Anne Hull - Tasting Room Manager
  • Winemaker:
    Marie-Eve Gilla

About our winery:

Blending an Old World perspective with Walla Walla's pioneering spirit we create substantial, complex wines of eloquent American character & lasting power – with a hint of French accent! Join us EVERY Saturday @ 1pm for a Winery Tour & Tasting!As Winemaker, Marie-Eve’s vision is to craft complex, food-friendly wines from vineyards chosen for maturity & flavor profile. Marie-Eve's wines have a sense of place, & reflect their terroir, a composite of the vine location & the grower dedication.Marie-Eve is known for her crisp & clean Burgundian-style Chardonnay & White Rhône Blend as well as her lush, elegant Reds including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, G.S.M Blend, Zinfandel & Barbera.

Three things to love about us:

"Forgeron" is the French word for blacksmith as our Winery in Walla Walla was founded in 2001 on the former site of a turn-of-the-century blacksmith shop.Born & educated in Paris, France, our winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla (now a Naturalized U.S. Citizen) earned her Double Master’s in Enology & Viticulture (Winemaking & Vineyard Management) from the University of Dijon in Burgundy. Marie-Eve came to the Pacific Northwest more than 20 years ago & co-founded Forgeron Cellars in 2001.Forgeron Cellars production is limited (around 6000 cases/year), allowing Marie-Eve to focus on quality and consistency by keeping each vineyard lot separate, allowing full expression of each wine’s potential. Marie-Eve makes regular visits to each vineyard during growing & harvest seasons to assess quality, pinpoint difficult areas and address them before they become a problem. “If you know what’s going on in the vineyard, you will know what to expect at harvest,” she says.

What makes us unique:

MORE THAN A TASTING ROOMForgeron Cellars of Walla Walla, Washington provides wine enthusiasts who are looking for more than just a “Tasting Room” experience, an opportunity to sample some of Washington’s most elegant wines with Forgeron Cellars founding winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla. Located in an old blacksmith shop at 3rd & Birch, Forgeron Cellars is within easy walking distance from Walla Walla’s major hotels and best restaurants.As guests tour through the tank and barrel rooms, they are given an intimate look into the mechanics of winemaking while being treated to award-winning red and white wines. Every tour includes insight into Marie-Eve’s winemaking philosophy and how it affects each individual wine’s character and makeup. Join us EVERY Saturday @ 1pm for a Winery Tour & Tasting or call to make an appointment!

Our awards:

- Our Burgundian-style Chardonnay has a 9-year track record of 90+ Point reviews- ANVIL 2008 Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon - 94-97 Points, The Wine Advocate 2011- ANVIL 2008 Proprietary Red Blend - 93+ Points, The Wine Advocate 2013- Our Merlot consistently rated 90+ Points; 2099, 2010, & 2011 all rated 92 Points or above, "Cellar Selection" or "Editor's Choice" by Wine Enthusiast- Our first Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre blend consistently received reviews of "Exceptional" & 90+ Points, including 93 "Cellar Selection" by Wine Enthusiast 2014 & 91 Points from The Wine Advocate 2014

  Days and hours open

Mon11:00 AM5:30 PM
Thu6:00 AM6:00 AM
Fri11:00 AM5:30 PM
Sat11:00 AM5:30 PM
Sun11:00 AM5:30 PM

  • Hidden Gem
  • Casual
  • Quiet
  • Lively
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sustainable
  • Rhone
  • Barbera
  • Zinfandel
  • Merlot
  • Grenache
  • Blends
  • Bordeaux
  • Chardonnay
  • Primitivo
  • Malbec
  • Tours
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Wheelchair Friendly



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