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Review of Gramercy Cellars

Gramercy Cellars
Ranked #33 of 112 things to do in Walla Walla
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Owner description: Tasting Room Hours:Monday - Friday: Please call for appointment. Saturday: 11 - 6 pm. Closed Sunday. There is no fee for tasting.
Reviewed 29 August 2014

There are lots of tasting rooms in WallaWalla. This one is worth the trouble to make an appointment and be led through the available selections. Glad we found it. Trip advisor reviews were spot on! Thanks Emily ! We all enjoyed our time with you.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is one of the premier wineries in Walla Walla and ranks with the best in the US. Run by Greg Harriman, a Master Sommelier, they make complex, multidimensional, amazingly age-worthy wines from some of the top vineyard in WA. Open 11a-5p on Saturdays, you can also call to request a tasting at other times. The staff is amazingly knowledgeable and friendly, and the wines are astonishingly good. If they still have it, don't pass up a chance to try their picpoul, a rare white from southern France that is a real treat! But it's their syrahs that take center stage - and this is an amazing opportunity to taste a variety of top-flight wines. A must-do whenever you're in south central WA.

3  Thank DrMike1
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Our first impression, when arriving at Gramercy Cellars, was that the premises did not match the image one would normally associate with a winery that has been listed,on several occasions, in the top 100 in the world.

However, it did not take us long to realize that, in this modest property, a small team of committed and focused professionals were crafting some very exciting wines.

Robbi Ebel (no connection to the watch making industry) talked to us about the history and development of Gramercy Cellars, while Brandon Moss, partner and assistant winemaker, conducted the tasting session. Above all, the two 2011 syrahs, on our tasting flights, were both delightful. We had a slight preference for the 'Lagniappe'. It displayed a plethora of red and black fruit flavors, as well as a little heat of alcohol. On the palate, this medium to full-bodied wine delivered the right balance between spiciness, acidity and firm tannins. We expected, as in any great syrah, a little more violet tones and herbaceous notes. Also, we tried very hard, but failed miserably, to identify any hint of the 'promised' salami! It is quite possible that Swiss made and US salamis have different characteristics! This beautiful wine stands on its own. Its tipicity and elegance are key differentiators. Therefore, there is absolutely no need to make reference to a style of Hermitage.

It is true that great wines start in the vineyards, with exceptional grapes. Ability to make wine in the minimal intervention style is a very commendable philosophy. However, it must not fool anyone. Making signature and great wines is very hard work. It requires constant monitoring, attention to detail and personal touch.

Greg, Gramercy Cellars' founder, partner and winemaker, a former Head Sommelier, is using adroitly the vast knowledge that he has accumulated in the wine trade, and when he was exposed to the requests of very demanding customers. Greg is already heralded as one of America's winemaker rising stars. He and his team, in years to come, will continue to win many accolades.

As we have discovered in our recent series of journeys, throughout the US, Gramercy wines are not easy to source. So, forget about the modest building and the salami, and pay Gramercy Cellars a visit. They may ship some great wines to your house.. A must!

swiss visitors, May 2014

2  Thank Gregorypeck186338
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

They have a very nice tasting room with a view. Their selections of whites and reds were nice. I purchased a bottle of red to enjoy at home.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stumbled on this winery during a recent visit to Walla Walla. Joined the club and have never been disappointed.

1  Thank Rob T
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