Transcend the Ordinary

by Lisa Anderson

Foundry Vineyards offers a tasting experience that transcends the ordinary, blending exceptional wines with contemporary art to create a journey of sensory and intellectual exploration. Nestled in the heart of Walla Walla, Washington, the winery seamlessly merges wine culture with artistic expression.

Your adventure begins in a contemporary art gallery, where seated tastings are surrounded by captivating artworks that change quarterly. Curated by owner Lisa Anderson, their exhibitions have featured renowned artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Close, and Kiki Smith. The vibrant and thought-provoking art elevates your senses, creating an enriching and inspiring atmosphere.

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Guests can choose from two tasting experiences: Foundry Vineyards or Pét Project (on weekends). The Foundry Vineyards flight consists of both white and red still wines, offering a diverse range of flavors and styles. In contrast, the Pét Project flights boast all-natural sparkling wines with exciting varietals to experience, such as a co-fermentation of Pears and Reisling or Syrah bubbles. Regardless of which flight you choose, all the wines offered are made from organically or biodynamically farmed grapes. The Foundry team provides educational tastings that delve into Walla Walla Valley wine, as well as low-intervention and sustainable winemaking practices.

Pair your tasting with bites sourced from the local community, including spiced nuts from Foodscape, marinated olives and focaccia from Passatempo, and different popcorns from Bright’s candies. For a high-brow/low-brow experience, indulge in caviar from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, paired with Roots Potato Chips and Crème Fraîche.

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The commitment to art extends to the large outdoor patio, where sculptures are peppered throughout, inviting exploration as you enjoy your wine. As a family-owned business, it’s important to the owners that every member of your family is welcome, including your furry friends on the patio. For outdoor fun on a sunny day, inquire about playing bocce ball – the Foundry team can provide you with the game.

In addition to art, Foundry Vineyards offers a curated Design Shop featuring creations from over 100 independent designers, all American-made. Whether you’re seeking a standout piece for a dinner party or a unique gift, you’ll find items that add sophistication to your everyday life.

Foundry Vineyards invites you to join them on a unique tasting journey that combines exceptional wines with contemporary art, Walla Walla-style. Whether you’re exploring their diverse wine flights, enjoying locally sourced bites, or discovering art in their gallery and outdoor sculptures, every aspect of the experience is designed to inspire. Discover a new appreciation for wine and art at Foundry Vineyards.