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“Wine + Art = Fun”
Review of Foundry Vineyards

Foundry Vineyards
Ranked #28 of 105 things to do in Walla Walla
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Owner description: The combination of art and wine is the foundation upon which Foundry Vineyards is built. Founders Mark and Patty Anderson focused their vision on formulating a unique experience, which expands the dialog about the creative processes that underlie the making of art and wine. There is a distinct aesthetic to each aspect of the winery from the art-driven Artisan labels and the gallery-like tasting room to the spare, urban feel of the adjacent contemporary sculpture garden. The award winning wines we produce are forged with a combination of our estate grown fruit and small lot production. Each hand crafted wine is overseen from the vine to the bottle and rigorously selected from our best lots. This procedure allows the wines to mature to their full potential and showcases our philosophy of quality over quantity.
Edmonds, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wine + Art = Fun”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

When you spend a few days visiting wineries, the visits can kind of start to blur together - not in the "oh, I've had too much to drink" sense of blur, but the sense of similarity among many of the wineries and tasting rooms. Our visit to Foundry was one of three winery experiences that really stood out for us (in a good way).

The tasting room is in town, near the foundry; makes sense since Foundry Vineyard was started by the owner of Walla Walla Foundry, Mark Anderson, and Squire Broel, an artist who began his career as a patineur at the foundry. The tasting room includes a large gallery space and sculpture garden. All three areas feature original art well worth a visit on its own.

We met and spent time talking with Squire Broel, the artist/co-owner, and Ali Mayfield, the winemaker. The wines we tasted were very good; Foundry doesn't make a lot of wine or a lot of different types of wine, and what they make is special. Ali and Squire were interesting, informative and fun to spend time with. We left with some of their wine and hope to repeat the whole happy experience in the future.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Interesting and so fun! This is a must visit in WW.”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Squire Broel,one of the owners and actually one of the artists who exhibit at this great concept Art and Wine is great..so enthusiastic and genuine. He went out of his way to spend time with our party,explaining the wine and the beauiful art . Foundry Cabs are excellent..we will be enjoying them for a while!

Visited April 2012
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Bellevue, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Art and wine”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

The foundry is down the street; the tasting and art space is awesome on a sunny day; sit outside and soak it all in

Visited March 2012
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Walla Walla, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Love their wines”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Well priced, quality wines and friendly tasting room hosts! Dianna and Steve

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Foundry Vineyards- A must see in Walla Walla”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

An amazing space with fabulous wine and world renowned art. Can't wait to come back in the summer to sit outside in the sculpture garden with a glass of wine.

Visited December 2011
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