MikeL's Guide to WA Wineries
Seven Hills Cellars
212 North 3rd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: toll free 877-777-7870

Seven Hills 1988 Cabernet label
[label source: Beth Schoenberg]
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Page last updated: 29-May-2003, Page generated: 10-Oct-2004

Seven Hills 1988 Sauvignon Blanc label
Casey McClellan
Winery building
1988 Sauvignon
Blanc label
Casey McClellan
Winery building
Newsletters: May 2003, Nov 2002 (.pdf 1.8Mb), Apr 2002 (.pdf 164Kb), Spring 2001 (.pdf 145Kb), Nov 2000 (.pdf 376Kb), March 2000, Spring 1999.
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Production: (1996) 4000 cases/year
Vineyards: none
Distribution: U.S., Canada

Casey McClellan cultivated his interest in wine while working at the Seven Hills Vineyard in the early 1980's. He went on to earn his master's degree from the University of California at Davis, specializing in the study of wine yeast performance. While in California, he worked at Preston Vineyards in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. After completing the degree program at Davis, he obtained a position in association with the Port wine industry in Porto, Portugal. In 1988, Casey returned to the Walla Walla Valley for the winemaker position at Seven Hills Winery.

The winery was established in 1988 by a closely held company owned by families with long traditions in the Walla Walla Valley. In 1989 the winery was moved to it's current facility in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

The Wines: Current releases (Winter 1997)
They have many rave reviews for the wines, and detailed tasting and technical info; as they have their own official website (link near top of page), I'll leave the detailed tasting notes to them.
  • 1994 Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1994 Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1995 Columbia Valley Merlot (April 1997)
  • 1994 Reserve Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (May 1997)
  • 1995 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (May 1997)
  • 1994 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, Seven Hills
  • 1989 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1995 White Riesling, Columbia Valley
  • 1996 Pinot Gris (April 1997)

Casey McClellan
Casey McClellan 1988-present

Of special note:
At Seven Hills, the winemaking process is a customized, hand-crafted approach that follows the grape from vineyard, through fermentation, ageing and bottling, into the marketplace. Our central focus is dedication to providing a memorable wine drinking experience. Limited production may make our wine more difficult to find but always worth the search.

Upcoming Events (1997)...

Winter CABERNET SAUVIGNON RELEASE: Seven Hills and Klipsun Vineyards
Early Spring RELEASE: 1995 Merlot, Columbia Valley 1996 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley
Mid-Spring RESERVE RELEASE: 1994 Reserve Cabernet, Seven Hills Vineyard AND 1995 Klipsun Vineyard Merlot
May 10th & 11th Spring Open House! New releases, winery tours, and the Balloon Stampede

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