Guardian Cellars is focused on making stellar wines from Washington's finest vineyards and so much more. A boutique winery and tasting room, a husband-and wife-team, a cop and a reporter.

 STORY

GUARDIAN CELLARS – A VERY UNCOMMON STORY

Jerry Riener, winemaker/owner/janitor/police officer:

Jennifer Sullivan, owner/tasting room referee:

 WINES

The finest grapes, the best French oak and a taunt from the winemaker.

When Jerry started the winery he told his winemaker friends that he planned to bottle age his premium red wines at least 12 months before release, a comment that was met with laughter and disbelief. Now, going into our 10th vintage, we are aging our premium reds more than 20 months on almost completely new French oak and have held true to Jerry's rookie taunt - we cellar each premium red at least one year before release. Being patient is a pain, but it sure does create some delicious wines.

 GALLERY

 VINEYARDS

Our vines are strained and stressed in Columbia Valley's bitter cold and blistering heat before being handpicked and unloaded at our Woodinville winery. The best soil, the best vines, the finest French oak and plenty of attention from the winemaker are principles we take to heart.

Miles of vines stretched across the rugged, sun-soaked hills and deserts of Eastern Washington.


 TASTING ROOM

We love to make wine, we love to talk about wine and we love to talk about making wine.

We welcome visitors to our Woodinville winery and tasting room and invite you to stop by. We charge a $10 tasting fee, which is refundable upon purchase. We appreciate a reservation for groups over eight, you can drop us a note or give Jerry a call at 206.661.6733. We welcome you to join our mailing list to receive additional information about winery happenings and the current inventory of wines, as they sell out quickly.

Swing by and see us.

Our winery and tasting room is located in Woodinville's Warehouse District, 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite E-600. We're open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5PM when we have wine, and by appointment. To make an appointment or for other questions, please contact jennifer@guardiancellars.com

 JOURNAL



 CONNECT

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Connect with us

We love to talk about our wines and we love to pour our wines, so come on out for a visit. Our Woodinville tasting room is open most Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5, we do recommend checking Facebook or Twitter for any changes in hours and details about what we're pouring.

We charge a $10 tasting fee, which is refundable upon purchase. We appreciate a reservation for groups over eight, you can drop us a note or give Jerry a call at 206-661-6733.

We welcome you to join our mailing list to receive additional information about winery happenings and the current inventory of wines, as they sell out quickly!
Our winery and tasting room is located in Woodinville's Warehouse District, 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite E-600, Woodinville, WA. We're open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 when we have wine, and by appointment.

To make an appointment or for other questions, please contact Jennifer@guardiancellars.com

Hold an event with us

Our rock-inspired tasting room and barrel room are available for your special event. For more information about venue rentals please send a note to Jennifer@guardiancellars.com, she will be happy to fill you in on the details.

Giving Back Matters

Giving back to the community is a crucial part of Guardian Cellars, but because we are a boutique winery it’s impossible to fulfill the hundreds of donations we receive annually. We contribute regularly to wide scope of local non-profit organizations and charitable groups. We focus the majority of our donations toward causes close to our hearts.

To be considered for a donation or for reduced pricing on wines for a non-profit event please fill out and submit this form. We do not accept email requests, mailed requests, direct solicitations or telephone solicitations.

Thank you, Jerry and Jennifer.

Join the usual suspects

A Usual Suspects Wine Club (USWC) allocation includes six bottles twice a year packed in gorgeous, black lacquer wooden boxes. Wine club members will receive six bottles in our spring, our Misdemeanor release, and six more around the winter holidays, which will be our Felony release. Though the names of the wines will always remain the same, the red wine featured at each release event will vary. There will be some straight varietals, interesting blends and best yet, the first vintages of any wines destined to become part of our regular production will only be available for the wine club. So only USWC members will have a chance to have a true vertical.

Each USWC release event will feature delicious bites prepared by local chefs, as well as a chance to hang out and talk with Jerry about the wines. Membership guarantees USWC members and one guest access to the release parties. For folks who who can’t make it to the party to pick up their wines, we will ship their allocation at a significant discount.

As another perk, we’re also offering club members a chance to pick up the newest wines before they hit the tasting room. Club membership also includes a 15% case discount at the winery.

As for the nitty-gritty details, membership is $330 twice a year. Again that fee goes to pay for six rare wine club wines, the black wooden box and for the awesome party or reduced shipping costs.

When we opened the club in September 2011 we had slots for just 100 members. Needless to say we were stunned when we filled the club in two hours! We plan to slowly expand club membership.

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Find our wines.

Looking to sell Guardian Cellars wines, or just want to pick some up in your neighborhood? Here’s a list of nice folks who can help you out. If, for some reason, this list doesn't answer your questions, please shoot Jennifer a note: Jennifer@guardiancellars.com

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