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 our founding winemaker'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.
Established in 2001, we've worked side-by-side Eastern Washington's best growers, who are focused on sustainability, in a quest to produce site-specific wines that illustrate the diversity found amongst Columbia Valley’s different appellations.
Our 15+ year history of 90+ point reviews speaks to the consistency of our wines at Forgeron Cellars.
Our diverse portfolio explores the best of what Eastern Washington terroir has to offer.
Complex, age-worthy wines that express Washington’s full potential. We are motivated by our next trip into the vineyards or finding the next, best location for a particular variety, and then putting our skills to work with restraint, to respect the fruit’s identity through winemaking.