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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). The Reserve House Restaurant serves wood-fired pizzas on Fridays, 11:30 - 2:00, May through October.

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
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Dry White Riesling

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This wine typically expresses richness of ripe peach and nectarine yet is balanced with great natural acidity. The aromas follow the same fragrant line and the finish is crisp, fruity and long. The pure expression of fully mature riesling fruit allows this wine to perfectly accompany Pacific Rim cuisine or seafood from the Pacific Northwest. While drinkable now, this exceptional Washington Riesling will continue to develop over the next several years.

      • Riesling
      • $20 - $30
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Dolcetto

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This wine has a beautiful dark garnet color and a lovely fruit-forward nose of mature red fruits and Walla Walla River blackberries. Flavors of cherry, blackberry and spice carry through in the mouth as well. The finish is long, generous and extremely well balanced. This wine is produced with summer lunches in mind and should be served cool. Enjoy!

      • Dolcetto
      • $20 - $30
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley Merlot

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Weinbau (50%) and Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (50%) Vintage Specific Characteristics: This 2012 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) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley. These mature south facing vineyards are over 20 years average age and are comprised predominantly of sandy loam and silt loam soils respectively and are very well drained with perfect aspect. The 2012 vintage was exceptional for merlot with harvest starting the 3rd week in September and ending the 1st week in October.

      • Merlot
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Charbonneau Red

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • 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
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • 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
      • Washington State
  • 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
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This wine (28% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 27% cabernet franc and 18% petit verdot) was always produced from our finest Estate Vineyard lots. It is gratifying to produce such a classic Walla Walla Valley red wine. The Estate Vineyard has nearly always been a rather low yielding property but 2012 was different with an average yield of around 3.5 tons per acre. It is rare to see both a larger crop and such amazing quality in the same vintage; 2012 proved to be such a vintage!

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • over $75
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Sauvignon Blanc

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • The harvest of four distinct clones took place on September 3rd and 4th. Hand harvested grapes were sorted and whole cluster pressed. Settled juice was chilled and cold fermented in stainless steel; this wine did not go through malo-lactic fermentation. After primary fermentation the wine was aged in neutral French oak for complexity and roundness. There is a varietal purity in this sauvignon blanc that I love, yet still it expresses a very distinct Woodward Canyon Vineyard sense of place. This wine has a beautiful light straw color and is brilliantly clear. The nose is showing a touch of ripe melon, perhaps even a subtle muscat note. There are lively flavors of ripe white peach, melon and spice; the fruit is balanced with lovely acidity and the texture is layered and rich. The finish is generous and long. Serve this wine very well chilled with Darcey’s Dungeness crab cakes.

      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • $20 - $30
      • Walla Walla Valley
      • Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Washington State Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • This 2013 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 2.5 tons per acre, with all grapes harvested by early October. This 2013 Washington State Chardonnay reflects the vintage well. The Walla Walla Valley influence is noticeable even with a small percentage of fruit from the Estate Vineyard due to its richer character; Celilo brings the elegance, balance and length.

      • Chardonnay
      • $30 - $50
      • Washington State
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Woodward Canyon Estate Erratic

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • We have been quietly experimenting with Mediterranean varieties, clones and rootstock for over ten years; this 2nd bottling of our Provence-style“ERRATIC” is 53% Mourvèdre, 33% Syrah and 14% 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
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.

News & Social

Pizza Friday's have begun at Woodward Canyon! Chef Sager Small makes wood fired pizza on Fridays, 11:30 AM to 2 PM using fresh produce from our own organic Lazy S Arrow and Small's Family Farm Flour. For more information please visit our website at https://www.woodwardcanyon.com/reserve-house/.