Barnard Griffin Winery Racks Up Points With Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Six Wines Garnering 90 Points and Above

Richland, Wash. (May 22, 2014) – The July issue of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine will recognize Barnard Griffin for a number of its varietals:

  • 93 Points, Editors’ Choice: 2008 Sagemoor Vineyards Partners Reserve Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 92 Points: 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 91 Points, Best Buy: 2012 Fume Blanc Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 91 Points, Editors’ Choice: 2012 Roussanne Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 90 Points, Best Buy: 2013 Rose of Sangiovese Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 90 Points, Best Buy: 2012 Chardonnay Columbia Valley (WA)
  • 89 Points, Editors’ Choice:  2011 Merlot Columbia Valley (WA)

Rob Griffin holds the honor of being Washington State’s most enduring winemaker; making wine on a continuous basis in Washington since 1977, longer than any other winemaker in the state. His Barnard Griffin Winery of Richland, Wash., is celebrating its 31st year in operation.

When asked what makes him the most proud regarding his wines over the last 30+ years, Rob cited three achievements: “I suppose that number one for me is our focus on creating a master quality wine throughout our entire line. From Fumé to Cabernet, each wine is varietally accurate. This is difficult to achieve and requires constant vigilance. Secondly, we work extraordinarily hard to maintain Vintage-to-Vintage consistency, even though Mother Nature likes to throw us a curve ball from time to time.  Thirdly, I am proud of the extent of the recognition our wines have received. I feel that this underscores our approach to constancy and consistency.”

Barnard Griffin is a private, family-owned winery in Richland, WA. Co-owners Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard have been garnering international acclaim under the Barnard Griffin label since 1983. Barnard Griffin produces Cabernet-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Fumé Blanc, Malbec, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rosé of Sangiovese, Syrah, Syrah Port, Viognier, Zinfandel, Roussanne, Albarino, Touriga, Grenache, a Rhone Blend and other blends.

Barnard Griffin co-owns 70 acres of vineyard and also selects its grapes from throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley including Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, and other AVA’s. The Winery, Tasting Room, Wine Bar and Eatery as well as the db Glass Studio and Gallery are located at 878 Tulip Lane in Richland, Wash.

For more information, please visit or call (509) 627-0266.


Fine Artisan Wines from Barnard Griffin Winery


TWIST – A Taste of Fashion:  Fall Show

Featuring Eileen Fisher & more:

Women’s Shoes, Accessories and Fashions for Fall & Winter

Saturday, September 29, 1-3p

 The TWIST Fashion Show begins at 1pm, so get there early to snag a seat and grab a bite to eat. 

Lunch menu featuring tasty tidbits starting at $5 will be available from 11:30a – to 3p

What a great way to check out fabulous Fall & Winter fashions as well as Barnard Griffin’s newly remodeled and expanded Winery including:







            TASTING ROOM

Open Daily:  10a-5p


Open Wednesday – Saturday:  4p-9p

Tasting fees (refundable towards wine purchase) are $5 to taste their popular award winning Tulip Label wines and $10 for their exclusive Reserve wines.  Tasting fees are of course waived for members of Barnard Griffin’s BLOOM, RESERVE and CONNOISSEUR wine clubs.

Sample from a unique selection of over 15 wines from the cellar with authoritative commentary by their wine specialists.   Plus, taste the Reserve Wines which have limited distribution outside of the winery.

Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington.  They are one of the most award-winning wineries in the state; an essential stop on any tour of Washington’s best wineries.

Call Barnard Griffin Winery, (509) 627 0266, or email: for more details.

Barnard Griffin Winery:

Wine Bar, Tasting Room, Special Event Space, Big Patio & Glass Art Gallery/Studio

Shop and sip in the only winery in the world with a glass arts studio on the premises. Plus, discover extraordinary fused glass art in their gallery created by winery co-owner and glass artisan: Deborah Barnard.

  • Their Rosé of Sangiovese was rated BEST of the Best Rosés by the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’S 2012 Wine Competition.
  • Barnard Griffin’s ‘09 Fumé Blanc was named as one of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine’s  Top 100 Best Buys of 2011
  • Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 points by WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine.
  • Their Riesling was named one of the Top 100 Most Exciting Wines for 2009 by WINE SPECTATOR Magazine
  • Their Merlot won Best Merlot AND Double Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.
  • And, their Cabernet Sauvignon won Best Red, Best Cabernet AND Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.

Tasting Room Manager Kim Gravenslund and her staff welcome you to the Barnard Griffin tasting room and art gallery. The TASTING ROOM is open daily from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and their new and separate WINE BAR is open Wednesdays thru Saturdays: 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

In addition to tasting their award winning wines that have garnered international acclaim, stop by and see the beautiful fused glass art by winery co-owner & artist, Deborah Barnard in the newly remodeled Gallery & Studio space.

When you visit the Tasting Room, you can savor award winning Barnard Griffin Tulip Label wines and enjoy special pricing on certain selections.

They also offer tastings of their limited production Reserve Wines. The Reserve Wines have limited distribution outside of the winery, so try these exceptional Reserves when you visit.

Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, one of the most award-wining wineries in the state and an essential stop on any tour of Washington’s best.

Check out their website for directions and to study up on their extraordinary collection of fine Washington State artisan wine:,  Call Barnard Griffin Winery, (509) 627 0266, or email: for more details.

Barnard Griffin Winery:

Wine Bar, Tasting Room, BG Patio, Special Event Space, & ‘db’ Glass Art Gallery/Studio


Open Daily:  10a – 5p


Open Wednesday – Saturday: 4p – 9p

878 Tulip Lane,

Richland, WA  99352




Twitter:  @BarnardGriffin

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