On a recent trip to Walla Walla with friends Tim and Diane we stopped at Foundry Vineyards. The tasting room is a lovely venue set on the west edge of Walla Walla and combines two of my favorite things – art and wine.
We had visited before and were particularly taken with the art. I especially like a large bronze casting of a horse in driftwood. Al loved it too but the $300,000 price tag kept it out of our garden.
On this visit the art in the sculpture garden and the gallery was the art on this visit was from Maya Lin, an internationally recognized artist who created the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC.
We enjoyed the art and then settled in for a tasting with Allison, a recent graduate from Whitman College, she was friendly and knowledgeable, even inviting Angel to come into the gallery and relax. We were totally blown away by the wine. The new winemaker, Justin Basel, formerly of Basel Cellars, created some fabulous wines that really fit our taste. We particularly loved the 2010 Artisan cabernet Sauvignon and 201 Syrah.
Another fun feature of the winery is that photos of the art that is displayed is used on the wine bottle labels.
This fun and interesting winery with its delicious wine and great hospitality is a must visit for any Walla Walla trip.