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A brief history

Cayuse Vineyards owns five vineyards with over 50 acres of land currently planted. From this land we currently create 11 estate wines totaling 4500 cases under the direction of French Vigneron, Christophe Baron. As the first biodynamically farmed estate in the Walla Walla Valley, Cayuse focuses its efforts in the vineyards. The goal is to create food-friendly wines that express unique individuality, personality and character. Our wines are made with minimal intervention, as we try to protect the minerality and other aromas and flavors the vineyards give to the wine. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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Established in 1997

PO Box 1602
United States, Washington


Meet The Winemakers

  • Elizabeth Bourcier


    Elizabeth began her winemaking career at the age of 18, studying at Walla Walla Community College's Center for Enology & Viticulture. Following graduation she finished her degree in Viticulture in California, worked harvest in the U.S. as well as abroad and was hired by Christophe as a lab tech in 2008. Since then she has taken on the role of Assistant Vigneronne.

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Cayuse Vineyards Wines

Featured Wines

Cayuse Vineyards Armada Vineyard Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsArmada Vineyard Syrah

Just a slight step back from the 2005 and the 2003, the 2004 Syrah Armada Vineyard is still overflowing with character and offers blockbuster levels of flavor and intensity. - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsBionic Frog Syrah

The first vintage and from third-leaf fruit, the 2000 Syrah Bionic Frog (which came from yields of less than 1 ton per acre) is still a youthful ruby color and offers lots of currant and blackberry fruit mixed with notions of cured meats, black olive, truffle, and spice-box. Complex, layered and nuanced, this full-bodied beauty is still lively and textured on the palate, has nicely integrated acidity, and should keep fresh and lively over the coming 5-7 years. – Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

Cayuse Vineyards Flying Pig Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsFlying Pig

Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Grenache Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsGod Only Knows Grenache

Cayuse Vineyards En Chamberlin Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsEn Chamberlin Syrah

It's just another spectacular, singular Syrah from this estate that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 20+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck,

Cayuse Vineyards Camaspelo Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsCamaspelo

Dominated by its Cabernet Sauvignon component, the 2015 Camaspelo offers lots of graphite, dried and savory herbs, blackcurrants and black cherry notes in a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless style. It’s a distinctly graceful, elegant example of this cuvee, yet it still packs plenty of sweet tannin and underlying structure. - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate