Barrister’s Award-Winning Wines

Our wines are made from grapes sourced from some of Washington’s most prestigious vineyards.  The grapes are handpicked and sorted, fermented in small lots and barrel-aged in French, American and Hungarian Oak for 16 to 36 months.  All production is handled on site at the Winery.  Winemakers, Greg, Michael and Tyler, are involved, hands-on, throughout the process.

Barrister Winery, whose signature style is characterized by a lush, fruit forward flavor, silky mouthfeel and soft tannins, now draws world-wide attention from wine magazines and wine enthusiasts alike.


2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Klipsun Vineyard |  21

Lovely apricot, melon, lemon and mineral aromatics flavor this 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and grippy, smooth and viscous, it has appealing notes of lemon curd, honey and Rainier cherry on the palate. Balanced acidity with a touch of sweetness leaves you refreshed and wanting another sip!

Rough Justice XvI, Red Blend | 23

Gold Medal, 2021 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
Look for aromas of orange peel and cloves, bright red fruits – strawberries, cherries – and a touch of floral component. Lush and soft on the palate with well-balanced acid, tannins and fruit make for a distinctly approachable and extremely pleasing wine. The finish is full of dark berries, chocolate, smooth tannins and a touch of oak. A wine to enjoy now or several years down the line!

2018 Cabernet sauvignon, Pepper bridge vineyard | 41

This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Pepper Bridge Vineyard, promises to capture the heart. The wine exhibits a wonderful nose of dark berries, cinnamon, smoky oak and caramel balanced with fine, soft tannins, and a rich lingering finish of cocoa powder, spice and red fruits.

2018 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley | 33

Gold Medals and Best of Class, 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and 2021 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
The 2018 Cabernet Franc has a lovely, perfumed nose akin to walking through a field of wildflowers. Take in an even deeper inhale and discover hints of black cherry, toasty oak, orange peel, cloves and the sweetness of honey. Soft and enveloping up front, this wine open rich and fruity. Balanced, mid-palate structure lets this wine hang mid-sip, look for milk chocolate, and a pleasing astringincy. The finish is warm, soft and lingers while you contemplate your next sip.

2018 sangiovese, kiona vineyard | 37

92 points, Gold Medal, 2022 American Fine Wine Competition
Our award-winning Sangiovese, from the Kiona Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA, showcases a true medley of unique characteristics. Red Mountain Sangiovese is bight with vibrant ripe fruit. The wine opens with aromas of tart cherry, a hint of strawberry, earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. The soft, caressing mouthfeel and moderate tannins add to the fruitiness and well-balanced acidity giving the wine additional length and complexity making this Sangiovese a food-pairing superstar!

2018 Petite sirah, Wahluke slope | 39

Double Golds at both the, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and American Fine Wine Competition with a 93 Point Score
Barrister’s inaugural release of Petite Sirah greets you with wonderful aromatics of cherry, blackberry, oak, orange zest, and a hint of pepper. Strong, bold and lush, the wine showcases the taste of plums, currants, raspberry and chocolate. Warm spice, cocoa powder, and fruit leather round out this intensely dark and exciting new release. 

2018 Malbec, Walla walla valley, summit view vineyard| 37

Gold Medal, 2021 Great Northwest International Wine Competition
Our 2018 Malbec from the Summit View Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley is deep purple and nearly opaque. This wine opens with a nose of ripe berry treasures – think plump black cherries, blackberries and succulent plums. Fine tannings lend structure from the fist sip to the last with loads of texture and dark fruit characteristics. A strong lasting finish, rich with berries and a hint of chocolate, completes the experience.

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Hills Vineyard | 41

Gold Medal 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 90 pts.
Gold Medal 2022 American Fine Wine Competition
This Cabernet is full-bodied, complex and fruit-forward with a rich nose of black cherry, baking spices, and a hint of vanilla. This is an extremely juicy wine with flavors of black cherry, ripe plums and dark berries. With a soft mouthfeel and velvety texture, the wine’s finish lingers with intriguing notes of smoky dark fruits. A marvelous example of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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