Gard Vintners and Smasne Cellars
Josh and Lisa Lawrence are grape growers and managing partners of Gard Vintners. I had the opportunity to meet them as they poured wine for the late arrivers at their exciting new Woodinville tasting room last Saturday night.
With over 65 acres planted in wine grapes and with expert Scandinavian farmers tending the vines you know their wines have got to be great! Here are the wine varietals they plant:
Currently in production: Riesling (clone 2 and 9), Syrah (Joseph Phelps, Sara Lee, and Tablas Creek clones), and Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 2 and 6) . Coming into production: Pinot Gris (clone 9 and WA clone), Roussanne (Tablas Creek clone), and Riesling (clone 12). Farther out in production: Grenache (Tablas Creek clone), Viognier (WA clone) and Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 6)
OK.. great grapes are only part of the wine equation. Their winemaker is Robert Smasne of Smasne Cellars and acclaimed winemaker for a number of other notable area wines.
You will love this combo Gard/Smasne tasting room! From Smasne’s fun artist drawn Farm Boy labels with wine to match to Gard’s highly acclaimed 2006 Dry Riesling and expertly crafted Gard label wines there is something for everybody.
Don’t miss their Grand opening May 16th! ……along with the much anticipated premier pouring of Smasne Cellars-Carmenere.
Gård 2006 Dry Riesling Selected as “100 Best Wines of the Northwest” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Tasting Room Location and Hours
Woodinville Warehouse District
19495 144th Ave. NE, Suite B240
Woodinville, WA 98072
Fridays: 1-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 12-6 PM