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Barnard Griffin Winery

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Tasting Room - open daily: 10am - 5pm

The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin - Tuesday through Saturday: 12pm-Close

Bus and Limousine Tours are welcome with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.

Washington Wine Pioneers, est. 1983.

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.


Our Wines

  • Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese

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    • Winner of Sweepstake Award for Best Rose in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; largest American wine competition in the world. This is the 10th time that Barnard Griffin's Rose has won Gold or better in this competition. A luscious array of strawberry, melon and cranberry notes are backed-up by crisp, palate-cleansing acidity. These flavors are expansive, persisting through the long, satisfying finish. Exciting and fragrant! A serious, dry, food-friendly Rose that can accompany a broad range of cuisine choices or is equally outstanding as a stand-alone sipper.

      • Rose
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)

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    • Fume Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc in Washington State has enough herbal identity to be intriguiging and enough tropical fruit character to be fruity and pleasant. Our 2015 is packed with orange zest, lime, Asian pear and honeydew melon flavors and aromas. Finishes with a juicy, cleansing aftertaste.

      • Fume Blanc
      • under $10
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon

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    • Our 2014 Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon won GOLD in the 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition. This Cabernet Sauvignon opens with youthful cherry, dark berry and orange zest flavors backed up by perky acidity and accented by dark chocolate and oak spice notes. Delicious and satisfying! Pair this exciting red with grilled or roasted meats that call for a young, fruity Cab.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Chardonnay

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    • 94 Points and Double Gold awarded to 2014 Barnard Griffin Chardonnay by 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Wine Enthusiast rates the Barnard Griffin 2014 Chardonnay a "Best Buy" This Chardonnay has an intriguing combination of of citrusy aromas, firm acidity and a very ripe flavor profile; an outstanding vintage for the variety.

      • Chardonnay
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Orange Muscat

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    • This vibrant white bursts with Orange Sickle, Orange Zest and Floral Notes. Refreshing acicidity provides a welcome balance to a wonderfully succulent, ripe-tasting core of flavors. This is the perfect wine to have on hand as an aperitif or pair it with light cheeses and meats.

      • Muscat Noir
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Chardonnay

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    • Impressive for the purity of its orange, tangerine and pear flavors highlighted by toasty oak spice. A slight honeyed note balances the acidity. A perfect match for poultry and white-sauced dishes.

      • Chardonnay
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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    • Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points Very aromatic nose laced with alluring notes of wood spice, cherry and mint. Dense and deliciously rich with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Drinking very well now. Pair this with braised, glazed short ribs or tender pork shoulder.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris

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    • Impressive for its floral, attractive aromatics and intense, concentrated pear and tangerine flavors. Crisp, dry, refreshing and food friendly. Just in time for spring and summer get-togethers on the deck or by the pool!

      • Pinot Gris
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Merlot

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    • Merlot in Washington is a big, rich wine. Dense, powerful and not to be taken lighly, this 2013 is once again a Cabernet lover's Merlot... Try this impressive Merlot with red-sauced pasta dishes or grilled meats.

      • Merlot
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Syrah Port

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    • Wins Platinum and Best of the Best in Wine Press Northwest Magazine's 2015 Platinum Wine Judging. At this 16th annual Platinum Judging, Griffin’s fortified dessert wine made with Syrah was the No. 1 wine out of a record 698 entries.

      • Syrah
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Riesling

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    • The off-dry nature of this lovely Riesling makes it particularly food-friendly and inviting.

      • Riesling
      • under $10
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Rob's Red Blend

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    • Our 2014 Rob's Red Blend wins Double Gold in the 4th annual Cascadia Wine Competition. This delicious red blend features a dense, rich mouthfeel laced with alluring notes of cherry, plum and dark chocolate. Intriguing accents of oak spice, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg linger on the long finish. A wonderful wine for an everyday red or to serve at your next barbecue.

      • Blend - Proprietary Red
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Syrah

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    • he March 2016 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated Barnard Griffin 2014 Syrah: 89 Points. The Desert Aire Vineyard has some of the most expressive fruit flavor in Washington. Ripe plum and cherry notes are married to a rich, dense texture. Hints of almond. cedar and smoke pop-up on the long complete finish. A great match for grilled lamb or beef.

      • Syrah
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Albarino

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    • “Fruity pear and peach aromas join apple and mineral notes on the palate. Impressively structured with juicy acidity and a nice round finish. Would be wonderful paired with shellfish and light seafood dishes.” “This is our second vintage of Albarino. The wine has marvelous aromatics, with crisp acidity and a surprisingly rich finish. I’m convinced it’s a natural for Washington State.

      • Alvarinho
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
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News & Social

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."

http://www.winepressnw.com/2015/12/14/3870612_determining-the-best-of-the-best.html?rh=1