introducing our new label - Newsprint

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.



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

Jennifer Sullivan, owner/tasting room referee:


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.




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.


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

We welcome visitors to our Guardian Cellars and Newsprint tasting rooms located in Woodinville, a winery community located about 25 minutes outside of Seattle.

Our Guardian Cellars tasting room at 14525 148th Ave NE, Suite 122, in Woodinville's Hollywood, or Tourist District, is open seven days a week. We are open 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. We charge a $15 tasting fee, which is refundable upon purchase.

Our Newsprint tasting room is located inside our main production facility at 19501 144th Ave NE, Suite E-600, in Woodinville's Warehouse District. This tasting room is open 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Since the total Newsprint production is fairly small we are only open when we have wines available. Please check our Facebook page or send us a note to check hours and inventory. We charge a $10 tasting fee which is refundable upon purchase.

We ask that groups larger than eight people planning to visit either tasting room drop us a note or give Jennifer a call at 206-713-8005 to make a reservation.


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Our tasting room and barrel room are available for your special event. For more information about venue rentals please send a note to, 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.

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Guardian Cellars © 2012
Tasting Room: 14525 148th Ave NE, Suite 122, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Winery / Tasting Room: 19501 144th Ave NE, Suite E-600, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Photography by Barb Kinney, Mike Seigel and Keith Megay