Winemaking started as a hobby 20+ years ago for Bob and escalated after 1990 to take over our home. In talking to people, we found many who either wanted to or do make their own wines. Since Flossie was approaching retirement, we started thinking about opening a home wine making supplies store.
GRANDE RONDE Cellars produces single vineyard and Bordeaux Blend red wines from Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards, Walla Walla Valley Appellation. We age our wines in 100% French Oak for 14 to 16 months. Our single vineyard varietals are aged 3 to 4 years in bottle before release.
In 1990, we planted three acres of Pinot Gris grapes on the Edgefield estate and started scouting other vineyards from which to buy fruit. Today, Edgefield Winery produces more than 25,000 cases of wine annually, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, special blends, dessert wines and more.