Barnard Griffin Winery

Washington Wine Pioneers. Barnard Griffin is the premier family-owned winery, one of the largest and one of the oldest in Washington state; an essential stop on any tour of Washington's best wineries. Since 1983. Over 15 different varietals.

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Hours of Operation
Barnard Griffin Tasting Room: Open Daily: 10am - 5pm. New Wine Bar and Eatery: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 9pm Friday & Saturday: Noon - 10pm Live Music on Friday and Saturday nights Sunday: Noon - 5pm Bus and Limousine Tours are welcome with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.

Open to the Public

Tasting Room on Site
Barnard Griffin 2013 Syrah Port wins PLATINUM and BEST of the BEST in the 16th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging. "The dean of Washington winemakers is perched atop the best wines of the Pacific Northwest. Rob Griffin arrived in Washington from his native California in 1977 and was head winemaker for Preston Wine Cellars and Hogue Cellars before focusing all of his attention on his own Barnard Griffin in Richland. At the 16th annual Platinum Judging, Griffin’s fortified dessert wine made with Syrah was the No. 1 wine out of a record 698 entries. It also was Griffin’s 20th Platinum in the competition’s first 16 years, an effort that leaves him tied for fifth best of all time."

Our Story

TASTING ROOM: Open Daily: 10 am to 5 pm

Plus, check out their new Wine Bar and Eatery:

Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon - 10pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm

Barnard Griffin is a family-owned winery located in Richland, WA. On a continuing basis, Rob Griffin has been making wine in Washington State longer than anyone. Rob has been making premium wine in Washington since 1977. The Barnard Griffin winery was later founded in 1983 by veteran winemaker Rob and his wife Deborah Barnard.

Here's a brief list of the many, many awards and accolades they have received:

• Barnard Griffin’s Rosé of Sangiovese was rated Best of the Best Roses by the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2014 Wine Competition via their Sweepstake Award and a Double Gold. Their Rose therefore has won Gold or Better in this competition for an unprecedented eight years!
• Wine Enthusiast shared its enthusiasm by awarding this Rose 90 Points and a Best Buy
• 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition awarded Best of Class and Gold to their 2012 Rose of Sangiovese, plus Best of Class and Gold to Barnard Griffin’s 2010 Merlot
• In the Chronicle’s 2014 Wine Competition, their 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded Gold
• Barnard Griffin’s 2009 Reserve Cabernet was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
• In the same July issue, 2014, their Fume Blanc was awarded 91 Points and a Best Buy
• Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded 91 Points and Editors' Choice for their 2012 Roussanne
• Barnard Griffin’s Chardonnay won Best of Class at the Chronicle’s 2013 Wine Competition, which is the largest American wine competition in the world.
• In the same competition, Barnard Griffin’s ’08 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won Gold
• Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 Points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2013

Barnard Griffin is currently producing more than 60,000 cases of wine per year including Albarino, Barbera, Cabernet-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ciel du Cheval Merlot, Fume, Grenache, Late Harvest Muscat Canelli, Malbec, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Petit Verdot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé of Sangiovese, Semillon, Syrah, Syrah Port, Viognier, Zinfandel and a variety of blends.

Barnard Griffin currently produces two labels, both available through retail stores, restaurants, wine clubs and online wine venues. The limited production Reserve Label wines are crafted in very small quantities from the best vineyard lots in the region, using European, French and American oak.

Barnard Griffin's signature Griffin Label wine is available in restaurants and wine shops across the country.

Barnard Griffin selects its grapes from regions throughout Washington state’s Columbia Valley including Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, and other AVA’s.

They work with small family growers and favors long-term contracts with dedicated acreage for vineyard continuity and quality. The winery and tasting room are located at 878 Tulip Lane in Richland, WA. For more information, please visit or call (509) 627-0266.

Library and special release wines are available in the winery.

TASTING ROOM: Open Daily: 10 am to 5 pm

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