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Welcome to Forgeron Cellars

"The wines are outstanding across the board..." The Wine Advocate, June 2013


Discover unique wines inspired by Marie-Eve's French heritage! "Forgeron" is the French word for blacksmith as our winery/tasting room was founded in 2001 on the former site of a blacksmith shop. Buried in the foundation, for good luck, are hundreds of horseshoes unearthed during construction. In French, the word "Forgeron" refers to artisans who build with their hands combining experience with an extensive knowledge of their trade. This is the vision that Marie-Eve Gilla, Winemaker & Managing Partner brings to Forgeron Cellars, crafting complex, food-friendly wines from vineyards chosen for maturity and flavor profile.

Forgeron Cellars production is limited (around 6000 cases/year), allowing Marie-Eve to focus on quality by keeping each lot separate and allowing full expression of the wine's potential.


2012 ANVIL Malbec review from Wine Advocate

"This is a decidedly pedal-to-the-metal 2012 that won’t appeal to those craving delicate aromas and flavors, yet has tons of charm and is a joy to drink."

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, June 2015

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2012 Red Mountain Mourvèdre

Our 2012 Mourvedre has aromas of cracked black pepper, dark fruit, licorice, and nutmeg. The flavors are mouth-watering and the acidity is nicely integrated. Jam, boysenberry, peppercorn, clove, lavender, sage, woody herbs, and floral notes. Silky smooth with bitter tannins and a long, clean finish.

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Upcoming Events

December 4 Walla Walla Holiday Barrel & Raclette Party

SOCIÉTÉ Members, join Marie-Eve and the rest of the Forgeron Cellars cru at our Walla Walla Winery and Tasting Room Friday, December 4th from 6:00-8pm for our Annual Raclette Party in celebration of Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend! (Buy Tickets)

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