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Gorman Winery


Chris Gman Owner/Winemaker Ben Paplow Asst Wine Maker

The Life

Since 2002 the mission was very clear. Make delicious wines. Choose the finest grapes in Washington state, use the finest coopers and suppliers, don’t settle, and don’t screw it up. We have few employees and better yet no Board of Directors. All decision making is very simple. We are currently a three-man winery, with the additional help of interns for harvest, bottling and partying. Produc-ing just under 8,000 cases a year makes focusing primarily on quality very manageable. And that focus has been primarily on Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. For our style, the muscular nature of this fruit is a perfect match. Our close relationship with some of the greatest fruit growers in Washington state has been a major factor in our success in producing top quality wines. In 2006, we added our first white wine, the Big Sissy Chardonnay. Originally open only a few times a year to the public and con-sumers, we have since stepped out from behind the cellar door. We have since opened two tasting rooms in our hometown of Woodinville. Come pay us a visit sometime.