For our next stop on the Walla Walla winery tour, we have now moved to the downtown area. Forgeron Cellars was a winery recommended to us by a very knowledgeable wineo in Walla Walla. We told her my husband loves big deep reds and she said Forgeron was the place to try!
When I say downtown, the Forgeron tasting room is just a few blocks off the main streets, but is so worth the short walk. They are tucked inside a unsuspecting brick building, which is actually part of their namesake. Their owner Marie-Eve Gilla was born in France, and the name Forgeron is a nod to the old blacksmith building they are located inside. Her dream was to create French Bordeaux style reds here in the U.S., and that I believe she has done exactly.
My husband was tasting and I was being the parent at that moment, so when he was raving (excessively) over how good the reds were I kind-of shrugged him off like “okay, I think that’s the wine talking”, and told him not to sign up for a wine club, which he subsequently did. Well a week or so later when we got the cases home and he talked me into cracking one open, I saw what he was raving about. Their Cab Sauv was one of the most balanced and beautiful reds I have ever had.
Naturally, I am glad that we are wine club members here now, and my wine rack is stacked with some beautiful wines just waiting for a special occasion to be opened. Living in Western Washington, it is very exciting to me that they have a satellite tasting room in Woodinville as well! Pictures below are from their Walla Walla location. Below is some information on their locations… if you are in the area, be sure to stop by and give them a try!
DOWNTOWN WALLA WALLA
WINERY & TASTING ROOM
Open to Public. Tours by Appointment.
Thurs – Mon 11 am – 5:30 pm33 W. Birch St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
TASTING ROOM & EVENT SPACE
Thurs – Mon 12 – 6 pm (May thru September)
Fri – Sun 12 – 6 pm (October thru April)
Redmond, WA 98052