MikeL's Guide to WA Wineries
Barnard Griffin Winery
878 Tulip Lane, Richland WA 99352
Phone: 509-627-0266

Barnard Griffin 1983 Chardonnay label (B&W)
[label source: Beth Schoenberg]
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Rob Griffin
Rob Griffin
Newsletters: Postcard, Summer 2001 (153kb .pdf).
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Production: 20,000 cases (1997)
Vineyards: ?
Distribution: WA, OR, ID, CA, MA, MN, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, NY, NJ, North Carolina, Tennessee, GA, AK, NH, Vermont, Maine, VA.

Barnard Griffin winery was founded in 1983 by the husband and wife team of Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard. The winery is located in Kennewick in the Columbia Valley of eastern WA state. Rob graduated with honors from the acclaimed Enology and Viticulture dept. at University of California, Davis in 1975 and has worked in the WA wine industry at several different wineries since 1977.

Rob and Deborah were married in 1980 after she completed the Masters Program in Healthcare and Administration at University of Washington. Choosing to leave healthcare in 1995, she has become a more active participant in winery operations. They have two daughters, Elise and Megan, who also help with winery activities.

In 1997, they erected a brand new building for the winery west of Richland, just off the highway. They were moved in in time for crush. It has a warm bright tasting room and complete winery facilities.
Sources: [?]

The Wines: (Fall 1997)
  • Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • Chardonnay
  • Barrel Fermented Semillon
  • Fume Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Reserve Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pacific Northwest Zinfandel
  • White Riesling [dessert]
  • Muscat [dessert]

Rob Griffin ?-present

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