Claar Cellars Wine
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CLAAR CELLARS is a family owned Estate Winery. Audrienne and Russell Claar developed the first farm in 1950 and planted the first grapes in 1980. Since then they have developed over 80 acres of premium vineyards.
The vineyards are on south and southwest facing hillsides above the Columbia River. In this distinct microclimate, located within the White Bluffs growing region, they are endowed with an almost ideal combination of climate and soil. This region receives more heat than growing areas to the west of us and avoids the more frequent frosts and killer freezes to the east. Also the south facing hillsides allow cold air to drain in the spring and collect more heat during the growing season. The sandy, rocky soil is especially conducive to growing quality grapes and researchers have frequently stated that this region is one of the best in the state of Washington.
After 13 years of selling grapes to wineries throughout Washington, as well as from New York to Mississippi to New Mexico, and of being told of their unique taste and quality from numerous Winemakers, they decided to take the steps necessary to become an Estate Winery. With the 1997 crush they became an Estate Winery processing and bottling all of the grapes in their own 10,000 square foot facility. In 1999 they added a 4,000 square foot Temperature and Humidity controlled Barrel Building.
Winemaker, Bruno Corneaux, is French by birth, having grown up in a family vineyard operation in Hautes Cotes de Beaune, and received his Degree in Enology from Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon France. He has many years experience in wineries in France, South Africa, Oregon and California. Claar Cellars is pleased to have him join with us to produce quality Premium wines.
We have award-winning Premium wines including: Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sangiovese.
CLAAR CELLARS an Estate winery committed to quality!