Gård Vintners Opens Woodinville Wine Tasting Room



April 14, 2009 – Royal City, Wash. – Gård Vintners has opened a new wine tasting room in Woodinville, Wash., and currently features four wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Isidro Red, Dry Riesling and Syrah.

Gård Vintners Tasting Room

19495 144th Ave. NE, Suite B240

Woodinville, WA 99072

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A grand opening event for the public has been scheduled for Saturday, May 16, from noon‐6 pm.

The tasting room is located in Woodinville’s popular warehouse district, which features 28 other wineries within a one‐mile radius.

Gård’s tasting room is open Fridays from 1‐6 pm, and Saturday and Sundays from noon‐6 pm. In addition, the tasting room is also open by appointment and for private parties.

For more information, please visit: www.gardvintners.com


Gård, meaning farm or estate, honors its founders’ Scandinavian heritage. The Lawrence family has been farming the Royal Slope, near Royal City, Wash., in Washington’s Columbia Valley for over 40 years. Brothers Hervey “Sandy” Lawrence and John Lawrence, along with John’s son Josh Lawrence, launched Gård Vintners (a product of Lawrence Cellars) in 2006 to capture the quality of their estate vineyard, Lawrence Vineyards, in the glass. Gård currently offers 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Don Isidro Red, 2007 Dry Riesling and 2006 Syrah wines. Its tasting room is located in Woodinville, Wash., at 19495 144th Ave. NE, Suite B240. www.gardvintners.com


Lawrence Vineyards, the estate vineyard that provides the grapes for Gård Vintners, is located on the Frenchman Hills near Royal City, Wash., in the Columbia Valley. The vineyard provides the ideal conditions for growing fine wine grapes, particularly with its south‐facing slope, elevation (1,365‐1,675 feet), and climate. The soil is a silt loam with a depth of 18‐42 inches on top of fractured basalt. Well‐draining soil and a drip irrigation system provide optimum control over the water intake of the vines.

Currently in production: Riesling (clone 2, 9 and 12), Syrah (Joseph Phelps, Sara Lee, and Tablas Creek clones), Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 2 and 6), Pinot Gris (clone 9 and WA clone) and Roussanne (Tablas Creek clone). Coming into production: Grenache (Tablas Creek and clone 3), Viognier (WA clone) and Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 6). Farther out in production: Malbec (clone 4) and Merlot (clone 15).

To read the Norwegian American Weekly article about Gård Vintners, click here.

Gård Vinters, a new winery in Washington state's Columbia Valley

Visit Gård Vintners online! www.gardvintners.com

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