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A brief history

Elegante' Cellars is located at 839 "C" St. at the Walla Walla Regional Airport where you can find well-established wineries as well as start-ups. Elegante' Cellars, owned, managed and operated by Doug Simmons, is one of the finest wineries at the airport.

Doug Simmons, a retired, chemistry teacher, is our winemaker. He received a Certificate of Viticulture and an AA Degree in Enology and Viticulture from Walla Walla Community College. Doug helped WWCC in producing their 2004 and 2005 wines and then assisted the Huse family at Five Star Cellars in 2006, where, with the assistance of the Huse family, he also started making his own wine.

With the experience of working in the WWCC facility, Doug designed his own winery, supervised its construction and opened its doors in September 2007. The focus at Elegante' Cellars is in low production, high quality, and handcrafted wines. Doug personally selects the vineyards and grapes that are used in Elegante' wines. His Merlot grapes are sourced from the Seven Hills vineyard, while his Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Tempranillo and Syrah grapes are from Les Collines vineyard which is located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, southwest of Walla Walla. His Gewurztraminer comes from Celilo Vineyards' 32 year old vines in the Columbia Gorge.

Elegante' Cellars currently has available its 2008 Merlot, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Sangiovese, 2007 Malbec, 2009 Syrah and 2007 Gewurztraminer. Elegante' also offers an interesting and special Strawberry wine, which is semi-dry and has about 1% residual sugar. It is fermented from pure Klicker strawberries (an old, old family farm in the Walla Walla Valley).

The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 to 5:00 (closed for lunch during the week) or by appointment. If you would like to meet the winemaker and tour the winery, please schedule an appointment by calling the winery at 509 525 9129 or send us a message at simmonsdl@yahoo.com.
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839 C Street
Walla Walla, Washington, United States




Elegante' Cellars Wines

Featured Wines

Elegante' Cellars Syrah Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsSyrah

This delicious, untamed, ruby wine will conjure up memories of the rich and wonderful aromas of an abandoned, hillside orchard. Our deep dark Syrah presents flavors of ripe plum and black raspberry and has a sharp finish. The adventurous fruit-forward nature of this wine is well suited for serving with wild and smoked meats, of elk, buffalo, fowl, and with hearty stews.

Elegante' Cellars Merlot-Library Wine Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsMerlot-Library Wine

This is a smooth, Merlot with elegant, rounded aromas of plum and cranberry. This versatile red will enhance a fine meal, or a light dinner served under candlelight, or a leisurely summer day picnic. It is truly a wine for romance with its subtle, soft essences of pear, blackberry, and a hint of apple.

Elegante' Cellars Tempranillo Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsTempranillo

A deep, dry, smooth, ruby red with aromas and flavors of berries, black licorice, vanilla, plum, and herb. This soft, full-bodied red wine is fermented from grapes native to and grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of the Phoenicians. It is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape.

Elegante' Cellars Sangiovese Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsSangiovese

This deep red exudes wondrous aromatics of fresh, bold, crisp fruits; peach, cranberry, blackberry, and plum. One smell will give you visions of the Italian countryside and one taste will bestow a feeling for the joy of life. This elegant and brazen red is designed for pairing with a hearty festive meal or enjoying on its own with friends.

Elegante' Cellars Malbec Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsMalbec

Notes of blueberry and black pepper sing out from this bold, dark, daring red. One sip of this wine with its scrumptious flavors of icy fruits, namely cranberry, will transport you to the Mendoza Plateau of Argentina. This robust and deep red begs to be joined by a savory meat dish.

Elegante' Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Elegante' CellarsCabernet Sauvignon

A bright, rounded red that is as complicated as a fair maiden. This fruit-forward, light, and delicate Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with subtle flavors of cherry, vanilla, peach, and caramel. This is the perfect wine for an evening dinner or to serve with a snack of fine cheeses and crackers.