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A brief history

In the Chinese Zodiac, the rat has strong curiosity, a rich imagination and the willingness to try its hand at anything. So does Elizabeth Bourcier—a self-described "cellar rat" who, in 2012, created her first wine—La Rata.

While working since 2008 under the legendary guidance of Cayuse Vineyards founder and vigneron Christophe Baron, Elizabeth has learned much about crafting adventurous wines of elegance, style and class.


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Established in 2012


Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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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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The 2017 La Rata sourced fruit from Armada, En Cerise and La Paciencia Vineyard. The blend is 61% Grenache, 29% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. 146 cases produced.