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A brief history

Founded in 2005, Gramercy Cellars is the realization of Greg and Pam Harrington's dream to make fine wine in a special place - Walla Walla.

Prior to founding Gramercy Cellars, Greg spent what seemed like a lifetime as a sommelier and wine program director for top chefs such as Joyce Goldstein, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Since becoming the youngest American to pass the Master Sommelier Exam at the age of 26, Greg has been passionate about someday making his own wine. His Washington odyssey began in the Spring of 2004, at a backyard picnic in Brooklyn, hosted by the Walla Walla Wine Alliance. There, Greg and Pam tasted wines that surprised them. They were very different from what they had come to expect from American wines. These were wines that displayed earthy characteristics and balance. A marathon tasting trip in Walla Walla later that spring (and Pam's discovery of the term "palate fatigue") convinced them that Walla Walla was in their future. First, this meant "when they retire." That quickly became "5 years from now." Meanwhile, Greg worked harvest in 2004 in Walla Walla and was more convinced than ever that Walla Walla was the place in the United States to make the wines he loves. Soon thereafter, Pam gave him the green light to leave his restaurant industry job to seize the opportunity to finally follow his dreams full time, resulting in Gramercy's first harvest in 2005. In 2006, Greg and Pam moved to Washington to establish and build the legacy of great Washington wine at Gramercy Cellars.
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Established in 2005

635 N 13th Ave
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
99362

www.gramercycellars.com

info@gramercycellars.com

+15098762427

Gramercy Cellars Wines

Featured Wines

Gramercy Cellars Syrah Walla Walla Bottle Preview
Gramercy CellarsSyrah Walla Walla

The 2016 Walla Walla Syrah is a blend of Holy Roller Vineyard in the Rocks District with our estate vineyard Forgotten Hills, at the base of the Blue Mountains. These vineyards are perfect compliments. Forgotten Hills brings elegance, freshness, acidity and structure while Holy Roller brings power and classic Syrah aromatics.

Gramercy Cellars Gramercy "Estates" Bottle Preview
Gramercy CellarsGramercy "Estates"

This wine is a blind barrel select from our Estate vineyards and showcases the best of what they have to offer each vintage.

Gramercy Cellars Rosé Bottle Preview
Gramercy CellarsRosé

Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre "L'idiot du Village" Bottle Preview
Gramercy CellarsMourvedre "L'idiot du Village"

Mourvèdre is a fantastic grape. What blows us away is its ability to retain red fruit characteristics.

Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" Red Willow Vineyard Bottle Preview
Gramercy CellarsSyrah "Lagniappe" Red Willow Vineyard

Coming from Red Willow vineyard, the Lagniappe Syrah finds us blending the older and younger blocks at the site. This brings a balance of deep red fruit and earth with mid-palate intensity and aromatic complexity. A richer wine with rocking tannins and a long finish.

Gramercy Cellars "The Third Man" Grenache Bottle Preview
Gramercy Cellars"The Third Man" Grenache

The 2018 Third Man is 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. In previous vintages, this wine was frequently a blend of Alder Ridge and Olsen Vineyards, however, we decided that Olsen Vineyard alone makes a more complete and interesting wine. In 2018, we fermented the wine 85% whole cluster with native yeasts, mostly in concrete. We aged the wine in predominately neutral Stockinger foudre, a.k.a. really big barrels, with a small amount in 500-liter puncheons and smaller barrels.