Bontzu Cellars

Walla Walla, WA

Family owned and operated, BONTZU CELLARS is dedicated to producing wines that are terroir driven and vineyard designated. We are focused on Rhone and Bordeaux varietals, making wines in an uncompromising style of traditional techniques and a carefully managed New World way. Everybody agrees that all starts in the vineyard. This assertion is the foundation of our wine philosophy: understanding the vine, the soil and the sky, all natural, minimal intervention. It is wishful thinking that one can alter the intrinsic qualities of the juice or of the wine during the vilification process, or later: we can only try to retain the potential of the grapes. Vines and later, the wine, have to be in balance with its environment: the soil, the atmosphere, the energies from the solar system and the intimate surroundings. We are trying to keep and implement these factors when growing grapes and during wine making process, buy applying organic or sustainable practices on the vineyard we source our fruit from, with the ultimate goal to become, one day, a bio-dynamic wine producer of good wines,and hopefully, authentic ones, for sure.
2015 Viognier
With a deep golden color and a creamy mouthfeel, this wine is rich and viscous displaying floral notes of violet, honey and orange blossom. Peaches and apricots flavors are dominant on mid pallet, with a hint of grapefruit on background. With fresh and striking aromas this wine is best to be consumed young.
2015 Gewurtztraminer
This light–gold colored wine exhibits a fine nose gardenia, honeysuckle and a hint of rose petals. Flavors of pink grapefruit, mango, and lychee swirl around your palate and a very balanced acidity makes this wine a perfect pair for munster cheese, oily fish and spicy asian dishes.
2014 Merlot
A true Walla Walla Merlot displaying black cherries and ripe strawberries flavors. Big and bold for a Merlot, medium body, bright and complex. Perfect wine to age.
2014 Malbec
Aged in a combination of French and American Oak, this 100% Malbec was sourced from Cockburn Ranch vineyard and showcase fruit flavors of sweet spiciness, red fruit and a hint of smoked bacon, yet plump and juicy.

Located in the Wine Pavillon.