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“Great Merlot; Still high prices, but less than some of the other wineries.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Northstar Winery

Northstar Winery
Ranked #12 of 101 things to do in Walla Walla
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
“Great Merlot; Still high prices, but less than some of the other wineries.”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I love NorthStar. They rival PepperBridge for their Merlots and are slightly less expensive. You can get a really complex red wine here and you'll never go wrong with their Stella Maris. Stella Maris is Latin for Star of the Sea and with the lots that don’t make it into their Merlots, they make a ‘declassified’ wine, and create Stella Maris. I purchased a case of their 2008 (great price), but it is their 2009 that is a really superior wine.

And the tasting notes: “Refined yet approachable, this vintage of our Reserve red blend, affectionately known as “Stella,” is rich with notes of coconut, vanilla, and lots of spicy cherry, raspberry, and other red fruit notes. Enjoy with friends!” How can you go wrong with that?

I'll be enjoying this starting with Thanksgiving!

Regardless of your desire to taste wine, you'll love the experience of the informed staff and the lovely location. The tasting room and their grounds are immaculate. And, if you go during a Release Weekend, you'll be introduced to the gourmet cheeses of Cheese Louise. There is a lot of focus on ensuring the various cheese selections at the different wine stations enhance the wine and vice versa. Your palet will be having a party! NorthStar does this the best of any winery we visited. And they do it every year.

Don't miss this winery!

Visited November 2013
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“Solid wine quality and good range of available wines”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Some of the best merlot we've tasted this side of Sideways.

Wine quality = excellent 5
Range of product= 4 or very good
Service = good! never had issues, but did not challenge them.= 4
Price = ok! but maybe a little on the high side

Visited November 2012
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wine Tasting”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This was our first and best stop. Just lucky I guess. This place is super clean. somewhat rustic in appearance. Very friendly lady helped us learn all about their wines and took us on a tour afterwards. Great wine too!

Visited August 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“It's not just about the wine!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Now, don't get me wrong. The wine is very good! It's just that the whole experience is what's important. Renè made the experience exceptional. She was knowledgable, professional, and very friendly. She made our visit to Northstar truly memorable. Thanks Rene!

Visited September 2013
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Maple Valley, Washington
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“Favorite winery in Walla Walla”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Located next to Pepper bridge this place has the BEST wines I found in Walla Walla. The location is nice, the staff was delightful, the tasting prices are reasonable and they give you many, generous pours. I enjoyed the entire experience and purchased several bottles of Merlot. This is a must stop if you really enjoy red wine.

Visited August 2013
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