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A brief history

Rushing through life has become a way of life. Days are cluttered with commitments, routines and devices. At Tempus Cellars we take time for what matters and encourage you to do the same. Slow and timeless techniques make our wines true to their roots and their variety. You won't find the latest craze, experimental blends or concrete eggs; just simple, Old World methods and a lot of patience. Rediscover the slow life with friends, family and Tempus Cellars.
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Established in 2006

760 C Street
Walla Walla, Washington, United States




Meet The Winemakers

  • Joe Forest


    The son of a teacher and home winemaker, Joe grew up around wine. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2000, Joe began working at Seattle's iconic Wild Ginger Restaurant, mostly for the opportunity to travel and have fun in his early twenties.

    After his epic journey through Europe with Bob Dylan, Joe started to pursue winemaking. He moved to Walla Walla after volunteering at the Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, and interned at Seven Hills Winery. Before he founded Tempus Cellars, he was instrumental in growing Dunham Cellars' production from 10,000 cases per year to 25,000.

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Tempus Cellars Wines

Featured Wines

Tempus Cellars Red Blend Bottle Preview
Tempus CellarsRed Blend

You won't want to miss out on this great value! It is a consistently outstanding blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc; all from the Sagemoor Vineyards family.

Tempus Cellars Unique Bordeaux/Rhone Blend Bottle Preview
Tempus CellarsUnique Bordeaux/Rhone Blend

This unique blend is a staple in Spain and a favorite with our Wine Club members.

Tempus Cellars Cabernet Franc Bottle Preview
Tempus CellarsCabernet Franc

Robust structure balanced by heady aromatics frame the vast range of bright, black and red fruits with savory root spices

Tempus Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Tempus CellarsCabernet Sauvignon

Our 2017 Sagemoor Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon features classic ripe, rich flavors and aromatics that are layered in to make this an elegant and complex wine. Aged for 22 months in 100% French oak.

Tempus Cellars Riesling Bottle Preview
Tempus CellarsRiesling

Crisp, clean and dry, this Riesling is always a favorite.