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Woodward Canyon Winery

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7 days / week, 10 am - 5 pm. Offering a Classic Tasting ($10 fee, refundable with wine purchase) or a Reserve Tasting ($15 nonrefundable).

Woodward Canyon Winery, named for the canyon Rick’s family farmed and where the Estate Vineyard is now located, was established in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Woodward Canyon was the second winery in the Walla Walla Valley


Our Wines

  • Woodward Canyon "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This “Old Vines” Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich and complex red wine. It expresses the purity of fully mature cabernet sauvignon fruit that one only can get from 35 year old vines. The Sagemoor Vineyard cabernet truly expresses itself in this vintage. The color is dark red to purple and complex aromas of cherry, leather and smoke develop in the glass. Flavors of ripe black cherries and cassis married with spicy new oak and vanilla coat the mouth. The texture is soft and silky yet there are mature integrated tannins in the rich, long finish. I love the proportion this red wine displays and with proper storage, it should age for ten years easily.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • over $75
      • Columbia Valley
      • Champoux Vineyards, LLC
  • Woodward Canyon "Artist Series" Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from many of the finest and most highly regarded vineyards in Washington State. Each produces fantastic wine in their own right; when blended they produce extraordinary wine. This enticing and deeply colored red wine shows a complex nose of baking spice, black olive and graham integrated beautifully with aromas of ripe black cherry. In the mouth the wine is rich and elegant, showing classic notes of pepper, herb and berries. Integrated tannins enhance the texture and give proportion; the finish is complex, generous, and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should develop for ten years.

      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
  • Woodward Canyon Charbonneau Red

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The Charbonneau Vineyard is located atop a sandy bench overlooking the Snake River at the western edge of Walla Walla County. Typical Charbonneau aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, leather and cigar box integrated with sweet black cherry fruit. Subtle toasted oak from new French barrels plays in with additional notes of spice and vanilla but does not overpower. Taste: Ripe sweet cherry fruit is in perfect proportion with new French oak, acidity, alcohol and tannin. The wine has great texture with soft mature tannins; the finish is generous and long.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
      • Charbonneau Vineyards
  • Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Vineyards: Weinbau (85%) and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (15%) Vintage Specific Characteristics: This 2013 Columbia Valley Merlot was produced from grapes grown at Weinbau Vineyard located above the Columbia River in central Washington and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (LIVE certified sustainable and Salmon Safe) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley. These mature south facing vineyards are now 20 years average age, are comprised predominantly of sandy loam and silt loam soils respectively, and are very well drained. The 2013 vintage was perfect for merlot with harvest starting the 3rd week in September. Production Notes and General Characteristics: This Merlot was pumped over or punched down by hand two times per day in small stainless steel tanks. After pressing, settling, and racking the various lots were moved to French barrels for aging and maturation. In late July this wine was assembled and on August 8, 2014 was bottled and laid down in our cellars f

      • Merlot
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Valley
      • Sagemoor Vineyards
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Barbera

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Barbera was produced from two distinct clones of this northern Italian variety. The grapes were fermented in small stainless steel tanks and the wine was punched down two times per day. After pressing, the wine went to predominantly 500 liter Italian barrels, as well as some new French chateau barrels, for completion of malolactic fermentation and further development and maturation.

      • Barbera
      • $20 - $30
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Varietal Composition: 33% merlot, 33% petit verdot, 22% cabernet franc,12% cabernet sauvignon Production: 172 cases Vineyard: All grapes are sustainably grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. Since 2006, our vineyard has been certified sustainable by the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) & LIVE. The IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The vineyard is also designated as Salmon Safe. This wine is 100% from the Estate Vineyard also making it a certified Salmon Safe wine. Production Notes and Vintage Specific Characteristics: The Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve is always produced from our finest Estate Vineyard lots. It is very satisfying to produce such a classic Walla Walla Valley red wine. The Estate Vineyard has nearly always been a rather low yielding property and 2013 was no different with an average yield of around 2.3 tons per acre. It is gratifying to see such amazin

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • over $75
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Sauvignon Blanc

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Vineyard: Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard. All grapes are sustainably grown at our Walla Walla Valley Estate Vineyard; the vineyard has been certified sustainable by the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) for nearly 10 years. The IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The vineyard and this wine are also designated Salmon Safe. Vintage Specific Characteristics: This is the twelfth vintage of Sauvignon Blanc produced from our Estate grown fruit. The 2015 vintage was earlier ripening yet was similar to recent vintages allowing for full physiological ripeness at around 22.7 brix. The yield was substantially smaller than 2014 at about 1.8 tons per acre. Production Notes and General Characteristics: The harvest of four distinct clones took place on August 18th. Hand harvested grapes were sorted and whole cluster pressed. Settled juice was chilled and cold fermented in stainless s

      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • $20 - $30
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
  • Woodward Canyon Washington State Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Vineyards: Celilo Vineyard (51%), Columbia Gorge Appellation and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (49%), Walla Walla Valley Appellation. Our Estate Vineyard is Certified Sustainable by IOBC via LIVE and is designated Salmon-Safe. Vintage Specific Characteristics: This stunning 2014 Washington State Chardonnay was produced from Celilo Vineyard chardonnay (Wente clone) grown in the Columbia River Gorge and Woodward Canyon Estate chardonnay (Clone 108) in the northwestern corner of the Walla Walla Valley. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and whole cluster pressed. The yield averaged around 3 tons per acre, with all grapes harvested by the end of September. This 2014 Washington State Chardonnay reflects the vintage well. The Walla Walla Valley influence is apparent due to the slightly richer character of nearly 40 year old estate grown fruit; the Celilo influence brings elegance, balance and length. Production Notes and General Characteristics: This wine was fermente

      • Chardonnay
      • $30 - $50
      • Washington State
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Erratic

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • We have been quietly experimenting with Mediterranean varieties, clones and rootstock for over ten years; this 3rd bottling of our Provence-style“ERRATIC” is 46% Mourvèdre, 45% Syrah and 9% Grenache. This wine is deep purple in color with aromatics of ripe black fruits, anise, herbs and roasted meat. In the mouth there are complex flavors of dried black fruits, spiced espresso and herbs de Provence. The texture is silky, yet firm and the finish is generous and long. This is a delightfully intriguing wine that clearly shows a distinct Woodward Canyon sense of place. With proper cellaring this wine should age easily for five years. Enjoy this wine with Mediterranean cuisine.

      • Blend - Rhone Style Red
      • $30 - $50
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard

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