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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


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 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsCailloux Vineyard Syrah

He called the venture Cayuse Vineyards, after a Native American tribe whose name was derived from the French word “cailloux”—which means “stones.”

Cayuse Vineyards Armada Vineyard Syrah Bottle Preview
Cayuse VineyardsArmada Vineyard Syrah

At 1815 vines per acre, this 7-acre vineyard, planted in 2001, was the highest density planting (6x4’) in the Walla Walla Valley until 2008.