Lodmell Cellars is a small family-owned winery in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. We focus on estate-grown wines produced in small lots. As a family owned winery / vineyard we hand craft wines from what nature provides. To capture our joy in every bottle, we farm the land with the same care we show our wines.
Located in Downtown Walla Walla.
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Andrew planted Lodmell Vineyards on the Lower Snake River, 40 miles NW of Walla Walla in Walla Walla County, roughly 25 years ago. As a sustainable local grower, Andrew produces high quality fruit resulting in wines with dense color and intense flavors.
In 2005, Andrew crushed the first Lodmell Cellars Estate Merlot and moved the winery production to the Port of Walla Walla Incubators.
Today, Andrew and his sister, Kristie continue to produce some of Walla Walla’s finest Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each wine is hand crafted and barrel aged in small lots. Additional Lodmell Cellars varietals include Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Saignee (rose), Estate Syrah, Sublime (Red Blend), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Port.
You will find our new tasting room Located in the Marcus Whitman Hotel on 2nd Street in downtown Walla Walla.
Today, our father, Miles, and Andrew have diversified the land in the Eureka area within Walla Walla County. A portion of the land is home to Lodmell Vineyards. Our original 15 acres of grapes was planted in 1995 and continues to produce some of Walla Walla’s finest Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We recently added another 15 acres of grapes to include Semillon, Syrah and Cab Franc. Lodmell Vineyards is a 30 acre Estate Vineyard on the lower Snake River; this was our inspiration in designing our wine label with a snake.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Lodmell Vineyards is dedicated to growing the highest quality fruit that our terroir can produce. By maturing our vineyard slowly by limiting vegitative growth and crop loads, we have created ideal conditions that will enable us to consistently produce fruit bearing complex flavors and intense color. Lodmell Vineyards is located on bluffs above the Snake River near Fishhook Park in Walla Walla County. It has a southern sloping exposure. The soil is a Ritzville loam underlaid by fractured basalt. Our site is hotter and dryer with better air cirulation than sites located closer to Walla Walla.
Spring Creek Vineyard:
Source—Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
At 1200 feet, the fruit from Spring Creek ripens slowly and retains a high level of acidity.
Alder Ridge Vineyard:
Alder Ridge is a special vineyard site because of its location and varied topography. Within the vineyard there are a large number of small blocks that lie on different slopes and on different terrain. The vineyards range from 75 feet above the river to virtually the top of the ridge—close to 1000 feet. Instead of being just one long expanse of vineyard, Alder Ridge has a great deal of variation, which offers the winemaker a variety of lots from which to choose.
The vineyard also has good air drainage, excellent exposure to the sun and volcanic soils that are perfect for producing grapes with intense fruit flavors.