Reserve Cellar Tour & Tasting Experience for 4 people – $80
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As a small, full production winery, we request that groups of 8 and up to 25 people, make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. A $15 tasting fee will apply, waived with a $25 or more wine purchase per person.
When Forgeron opened in 2001, as the 23rd winery in Walla Walla, Washington, two things defined us: our decision to set down roots in downtown Walla Walla; and winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla’s French roots, and viticulture and oenology training in Burgundy. It was serendipitous that our new home was on the site of a turn-of-the-Century blacksmith shop. Blacksmiths are serious artisans. Able to create such beauty from ferrous metal, Blacksmiths require great skill and patience, but also great passion. The name Forgeron [FOR-juh-ron] is the French term for “blacksmith”, skilled artisans who work with their hands in an age-old tradition.
Our French-born and trained winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla, leans on her double-masters in viticulture and enology to uncover the best vineyard sites for her favorite varietals grown in the AVA’s of the Columbia Valley. Grapes are hand-harvested, and then gently guided through the winemaking process where all lots remain separate and new oak is used sparingly. Her extensive knowledge and light touch results in wines that express the beauty, complexity, and age-worthiness the region has to offer. We specialize in Chardonnay, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Zinfandel