Forgeron Cellars was our first wine tasting experience in Walla Walla.We pulled up at 3:45 pm and even though the tasting room closed at 4:00pm, they happily accommodated us.The tasting room, formerly a blacksmith shop until the 1940s, was tastefully appointed. We had the dogs on leash, but the ladies helping us didn’t seem too concerned. The women were very friendly to us and our dogs! They told us that the owner’s dog “Salsa” is one of the Walla Walla Winery dogs. Very cool!
Joe and I tasted five wines, including (I think) the only Chardonnays of the weekend.
The lady pouring the wine (apparently called a “sommelier”) was very informative for us wine newbs. We even took notes!We ended up purchasing a 2007 Chardonnay ($25) and a Walldeaux ($18).We were in and out in about 20 minutes. I wish we could have stayed longer!
33 West Birch Street, Walla Walla