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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
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
99362

cayusevineyards.com

info@cayusevineyards.com

+15095260686

Meet The Winemakers

  • Elizabeth Bourcier

    Winemaker

    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 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

Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Viognier Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsCailloux Vineyard Viognier

In my opinion one of the greatest Viogniers from the New World, Christophe's 2019 Viognier Cailloux Vineyard reveals a medium gold hue as well as a stunning, Condrieu-like nose of tangerines, flower oil, chalky minerality, white flowers, and honeyed toast. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsCailloux Vineyard Syrah

The 2016 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard checks in as 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier that was fermented with roughly 70-80% stems and brought up in 15% new demi-muids and foudre. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

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 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, jebdunnuck.com

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