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Barnard Griffin Winery

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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.

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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Our Wines

  • Barnard Griffin Ciel du Cheval Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Laced with alluring spicy berry and toast notes in the nose. The rich, velvety attack is balanced by chewy tannins and a firm acid backbone. Hints of mint and vanilla nicely accent plum and cherry flavors. A great wine to be served with lamb or braised short ribs.

      • Merlot
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Malbec

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    • Weaves together a complex array of black currant, cinnamon and cracked pepper aromas. Boasts luscious, sleek blackberry flavors with a stylish streak of hard candy and spice. Pair this exciting Malbec with rich, tomato-sauced dishes and spicy foods.

      • Malbec
      • $30 - $50
      • Yakima Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Grenache

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Offers embracing aromatics of exotic tropical fruit softened by a touch of oak. Packed with rich, seductive dark berry flavors followed by enticing hints of black pepper and black tea. Well suited for spicy cuisine, this Grenache treats the palate to an exciting departure from more commonplace reds.

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

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Enthralling aromatically revealing a host of plum, orange, black pepper and brown sugar scents ensconced in wood spices. Beautiful cherry, cranberry and blueberry flavors greet the palate on the attack. Full acidity offers great structure and depth. What a great ager this cab will be! If you choose to drink this soon, select hearty meats and rich foods that can stand up to a fleshy, full-bodied cab.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Chardonnay

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Bright citrus notes nicely supported by spicy wood accents in the nose. Lime, apple, pear fruit enlivened by vibrant acidity in the mouth. Lingering minerally finish with hints of apple and butterscotch. How about trying this with halibut or fresh mussels? 100% barrel fermented, 7 months Sur Lie. Vineyards: Conner Lee Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley)

      • Chardonnay
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Cabernet-Merlot Blend

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Beguiling nose of vanilla spice, dried fruit, herb and raspberry candy. Straightforward plum, cherry and orange fruit on the palate. Round and approachable with a supple texture. Good with everyday foods such as beef and barbequed meat.

      • Blend - Other Red
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Chardonnay

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Pear, vanilla and candied ginger nose, with hazelnut and wood accents. Ripe apple, orange, and pear flavors in the mouth buoyed by rich, cleansing, juicy acidity. Boasts a round, minerally finish. Delicious as an aperitif or quite versatile with a broad range of food pairings.

      • Chardonnay
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Petit Verdot

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    • Inviting, warm aromas of plum, violets and stone supported by subtle notes of wood spice and vanilla. Possesses a dense core of pomegranate, blueberry preserves and plum flavors. Dusty tannins add structure to the mineral-infused, moderate finish. A great wine to be served with roasted duck or bison.

      • Other
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Misto Rosso

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    • Tasting Notes

    • A complex combination of aromatic dried cherry, raspberry and oak spice notes with hints of licorice, leather and orange. The bright, upbeat character showcases dried fruit and citrus flavors. Enjoy with foods that call for a wine with zingy, spicy attitude. Vineyard: Gunkel Vineyard (Columbia Valley, Eastern Columbia River Gorge)

      • Other
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Riesling

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    • Bright acidity with a medley of floral, spice and orange blossom which has characterized our Riesling for thirty years. The finish is dry and refreshing. A very food-friendly Riesling! Cool fermented in stainless steel to retain fruit intensity. Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Arete Vineyard (Columbia Valley)

      • Riesling
      • under $10
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Syrah

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Slightly pine-scented nose with a smoky, toasted oak overlay. Well balanced in the mouth with plum and cherry fruit. Some minerals and a little apple pop up on the even, lengthy finish. Enjoy this with a Syrah-based wine reduction sauce and beef medallions. Vineyards: Wahluke Slope Vineyard (Wahluke Slope), Desert Air Vineyard (Wahluke Slope), Aldercreek Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills)

      • Syrah
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Syrah

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    • Tasting Notes

    • Racy acidity dances around a juicy core of plum and cherry flavors. An intriguing touch of earth and black tea gives way to lush, velvety tannins which round out the long finish. A great match for hearty dishes such as lamb stew or grilled meats.

      • Syrah
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
  • Barnard Griffin Barbera

    • Overview

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    • Attractive, spicy, cinnamon and cloves on the attack complimented by solid acidity and mouth coating orange and lime fruit. Lingering flavors of candied tangerine and cinnamon oil prevail on the finish. Try this with pasta and Italian sausage in red sauce or gyros pizza with goat cheese. Vineyard: Gunkel Vineyard (Columbia Valley, Eastern Columbia River Gorge)

      • Barbera
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Orange Muscat

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    • Very aromatic and brimming over with citrus, apple and pineapple flavors. The decadent, honeylike density is buoyed by zesty acidity and lemon peel notes. A very refreshing summer sipper to enjoy by itself or with mild cheeses.

      • Muscat Noir
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Viognier

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    • Fascinating aromas of mineral-infused dried pineapple and citrus. Crisp, refreshing acidity nicely supports complex layers of apple, pear and orange flavors. Compliments shellfish and is outstanding as an aperitif. Vineyards: Gunkel Vineyard (Columbia Valley, Eastern Columbia River Gorge), Alder Creek Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills), Brazinski Vineyard (Red Mountain)

      • Viognier
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Sauvignon Blanc ("FUME")

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Exhibits mineral-infused citrus fruit with a twinge of pineapple and melon. Crisp, racy and cleansing on the palate. Delicious as an aperitif or a killer accompaniment to shellfish.

      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • under $10
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris

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    • Tasting Notes

    • 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 Zinfandel

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    • Deep, perfumed aromas of plum and dark cherry join smoke and wood spice. Juicy acidity lends buoyancy to assertive plum, spicy baked apple, licorice and black currant flavors. What a great zin to accompany those special get-togethers with friends and family! Pumpovers two times daily; peak fermentation temperature of 85 degrees; aged 22 months in old and new European oak barrels. Vineyards: Gunkel Vineyard (Columbia Valley, Eastern Columbia River Gorge)

      • Zinfandel
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Semillon

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    • Bright, citrus aromas join floral, herbal notes in the nose. Clean, bright, lemon-zest flavors are gently tempered by a solid, fleshy texture. This Semillon is a must with fresh oysters on the half shell.

      • Semillon
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese

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    • Packed with plush-textured cherry and zingy raspberry flavors that practically explode on the palate. Dry, cleansing and refreshing with a pleasing tart edge to the fruit. A sheer delight to drink! This sensational Rose of Sangiovese won Best of Class/Gold/Sweepstakes Award at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. See for yourself why each of our rose vintages quickly sell out well before the next vintage becomes available Cool fermented in stainless to "dryness." Vineyard: Balcom & Moe Vineyard, Columbia Valley

      • Rose
      • $10 - $15
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Dense, complex and structured. Cherry plum and red currant fruit shaded by licorice and appealing earthy accents. Vibrant acidity and tannins are well integrated into the plush texture. Pairs well with meats and cuisine that call for a full-bodied, muscular red.

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

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Cherry, plum, cranberry and spicy oak flavors embedded in a velvety, lush texture. Vibrant structure and ripe, integrated tannins. Hints of mint and licorice that linger through the long, fruit-filled finish. This ’09 will augment any dish or meat that calls for a concentrated, richly-textured red wine.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Reserve Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • An elegant, aromatic wine offering enticing aromas of plum and dark berry accompanied by earthy accents and toast notes. Features a generously smooth texture with subtle nuances of stone, vanilla and cherry. This powerful yet mellow red would pair well with grilled salmon or seared beef fillet.

      • Merlot
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
  • Barnard Griffin Fume

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Classic Sauvignon Blanc nose of citrus and grapefruit with light herbal notes. Generous lime and tangerine flavors nicely accented by a touch of cream. Dry, crisp, cleansing and refreshing. This a great summer sipper and makes the palate absolutely crave for shellfish and seafood. Cool fermented in stainless steel to retain fruit intensity. Vineyards: Sagemoor Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Gunkel Vineyard (Columbia Valley, Eastern Columbia River Gorge), Arete Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley)

      • Fume Blanc
      • under $10
      • Columbia Valley

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