I’ve told you about Lagana Cellars before (here and here, among others). Working harvest with Jason for the last two years I know how hard he works to make Lagana Cellars a viable boutique winery here in Walla Walla. In Locati Cellars tasting room we have been pouring the 2013 Riesling (Alsation style) and 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Kiwi style) to excellent reviews. They are distributed in the Boise and Portland areas with further distribution being sought in the Puget Sound region.
In early June he announced a contract with a downtown building owner to rent a tasting space for Lagana Cellars. There are layers of paperwork and hoops to jump through for the TTB (federal), LCB (state) and local governing bodies. Being an established winery, this process could have been quick and painless, but alas, that was not the case. Weeks of waiting between communications and misplaced emails with necessary documents gummed up the opening plans; six weeks after signing the contract to open permission was granted! Phew, only two months of paying rent for a place he couldn’t occupy while sitting on wine he really wanted to sell.
There are five wines, three whites and two reds, available. Check out his website, order wine, join the wine club (one of three tiers) and taste quality grapes from the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla AVA’s:
2013 Sagemoor Vineyards Riesling
- 2013 Sagemoor Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
- 2014 Sagemoor Vineyards Rousanne
- 2013 Breezy Slope Pinot Noir (yup, really from Walla Walla AVA)
- 2013 Minnick Hills Vineyard Syrah
Award winning wines from a young, start-up winery in Walla Walla. Cheers!