Liberty Lake Wine Cellars

About

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars produces small lots of hand crafted red wine for those who seek out and appreciate limited edition wines. Specializing in single vineyard wines, we feature the fruit of the Walla Walla Valley and Red Mountain AVA’s. The tasting room is on the second level of the winery and is graced with amazing views of Liberty Lake and Mount Spokane. The idealic scenery and outdoor deck space is a treat for guests who visit in the summer, and the views of the nearby hills and mountains are enhanced by snow in the winter months.

Location Description

Nestled in between local homes and fields just two miles south of I-90.

Features

  • Produces small lots of hand crafted wine.

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History

We began our wine-making journey in 2004, while on a family vacation. Property purchased for family retreat was repurposed as a winery; a vintage postcard of Liberty Lake inspired a label; and so the journey began…

Our first commercial production was in 2005. We jumped right in and crushed 4 tons of Walla Walla Valley fruit, producing 213 cases of red wine. The 2005 vintage was released in June 2008. In 2006, we began sourcing fruit from the Red Mountain AVA. Production was increased annually, and as of 2008, wine production has reached our maximum capacity of 500 cases.

In 2013, Doug transitioned to the lifestyle of a full-time wine-maker. During the week, Shelly travels throughout the United States as a Health Care Quality Consultant. Both agree that their weekends and evenings at the winery are where they prefer to be.

Practices & Techniques

All winery production is conducted on-site. Grapes are crushed on the outdoor crush pad, fermentation is completed in the lower level of the winery, and barrels and cases are stored next door in our barrel storage area.

Awards

2005 Syrah – Gold Medal, 2009 Northwest Wine Summit
2005 Syrah - DOUBLE GOLD Medal, 2009 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
2005 Merlot – Silver Medal, 2009 Washington State Wine Competition
2006 Syrah – Bronze Medal, 2009 Northwest Wine Summit
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, 2010 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2006 Merlot – Bronze Medal, 2010 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2006 Merlot - "Excellent" rating, Wine Press Northwest Merlot Judging, Spring 2010
2007 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal, 2010 Northwest Wine Summit
2007 Syrah – Bronze Medal, 2010 Northwest Wine Summit
2007 Heritage - "Excellent" rating, Wine Press Northwest, Winter 2010
2007 Gary's Legacy Red- "Recommended" rating, Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2011
2007 Heritage - Silver Medal, 2011 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal, 2011 Northwest Wine Summit
2007 Merlot – Bronze Medal, 2011 Northwest Wine Summit
2007 Heritage – Bronze Medal, 2011 Northwest Wine Summit
2007 Merlot – 90 Points, Wine Advocate, August 2011
2007 Cabernet Franc – 89 Points, Wine Advocate, August 2011
2008 Syrah – Bronze Medal, 2012 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2009 Tempranillo – DOUBLE GOLD Medal, 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
2008 Syrah - Silver Medal, 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
2009 Tempranillo - Bronze Medal, 2012 Northwest Wine Summit
2008 Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal, 2013 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal, 2013 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - "Excellent" rating, Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon Judging, Spring 2013
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal, 2014 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2009 Syrah - Bronze Medal, 2014 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2009 Heritage- Bronze Medal, 2014 Fingerlakes International Wine Competition
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal, 2014 Great Northwest Wine Competition
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal, 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
2009 Heritage - Gold Medal, 2014 Seattle Wine Awards

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Hours

Open every Saturday from mid-February through mid-December, from 1-5 pm.

Address

1018 S. Garry Road
Liberty Lake, Washington 99019
United States

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