Back in October I spent five idyllic days visiting wineries in Walla Walla, Washington. It had been a few years since my last trip, so I wanted to balance visiting some favorite spots with checking out new places. Regarding the latter, at the top of my list was Grosgrain Vineyards.
Was I originally lured by pét-nat made with old vine Lemberger sourced from Kiona, a historic winery on Red Mountain? YOU BET I WAS! Alas, it was sold out. (Thankfully, friend and WA wine expert Sean Sullivan opened a bottle in Seattle. The fizzy Lemberger was as delightful as I imagined.)
The wines that were available to taste, however, were pretty dang exciting. Chardonnay, Albariño, rosé, Grenache, and a red Rhône blend. All with a light touch. And very cool labels!
I got Grosgrain Vineyards’ origin story and a glimpse into a future full of cool fizz and very interesting grapes. Also some talk about the design influence behind the wine labels. Have a look, it’s my latest for VinePair: