SuLei Cellars


Welcome to SuLei (soo-lay) Cellars. The name SuLei is a word created to express the partnership of the proprietors. SuLei is also a synonym for Sulis Minerva, a Celtic Mother Goddess: Provider of Healing waters/She who is Viewed/The Bright One. Our logo is inspired by the Maori double twist and represents the joining together of two people, two cultures for eternity. Even though they experience highs and lows of life they remain bonded by friendship and loyalty for life. SuLei Cellars is a collaboration of two people's passion for wine and a desire to share this passion with others. We strive to support local business by sourcing our fruit from select Walla Walla and Columbia Valley Vineyards. With a combination of Old and New World winemaking practices, we are focused on making quality wines.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington.


  • A boutique winery.

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Elaine and Tanya found that they were spending all of their weekends, vacations and free time tasting, researching and exploring the wine world. It was this thirst for the ever evolving and illusive mystery of winemaking that brought them to the decision to make a life of this passionate pursuit. It is the belief that a good wine begins in the vineyard that led them to pursue this life in Walla Walla. In 2005 they left Portland, Oregon to make this dream a reality.

Tanya graduated from WWCC with an AAAS in Enology & Viticulture and spent over three years working with Stephen Lessard, making wine for Whitman Cellars. Tanya believes in minimal intervention winemaking, allowing the fruit to present itself under guidance, revealing the true essence of the grape. Elaine has a BS in Business Management and has worked in Accounting for over 12 years. Elaine has had the pleasure of working for two of the pioneer wineries in the valley.

They have much gratitude for the warm welcome and support they have received. They look forward to being an integral part of this industry and community.

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They are committed to maintaining a sustainable and environmentally conscious business and to contribute to local and national charities when possible.

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WINTER HOURS: Fri & Sat 12-5, Sun 12-4 We will be closed the weekend of March 6-8


1509 Beet Road,
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
United States

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