Our specialties are our red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Tempranillo. These wines are on the richer, smoother and more elegant side. All of our wines are 100% pure varietal and reflect the purity of the wonderful, aromas and flavors of the grape.
Elegante´ Cellars, owned, managed and operated, by Doug Simmons is one of the premier wineries in the Walla Walla Valley and located at the Walla Walla Regional Airport complex.
Doug Simmons, a retired, high school chemistry teacher, is our Winemaker. His initial training was as a Physical Science. After his retirement he received a Certificate of Viticulture and an AA Degree in Enology and Viticulture from Walla Walla Community College in the 2006. Rumor has it, that it was the best two program West of the Mississippi River.
After Doug finished his degree, he helped one of finer wineries in the Walla Walla Valley make their wine and his first wine in the Fall of 2006. With this knowledge and the experience of working in the WWCC winery, Doug designed his own winery, supervised its construction and opened its doors in September of 2007. The focus at Elegante´ Cellars is in low production, high quality and carefully, handcrafted wines. Great care and time is taken in selecting our grapes and making our wine. Doug personally selects the finest vineyards and grapes that are used in Elegante´ wines. During the past 15 years he has won dozens and dozens of medals for his wines.
Elegante´ Cellars is open daily from about 10:00 to 4:30. Doug loves visitors and personally pours our wines for our guests. Our goal is for our patrons to taste, sample and buy the wine they like. We only sell our wines at the winery or online at elegantecellars.com.
Our Merlot and Sangiovese are sourced from Seven Hills Vineyard, rumored to be one of the top ten Vineyards in the World, not just in the nation. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Tempranillo grapes are hand-picked at Les Collines Vineyard which is in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just south of the City of Walla Walla.
In 2020 the Walla Walla Valley was selected, America’s Best Wine Region by USA Today Reader Choice Awards.
Elegante´ Cellars wines are lower in alcohol, slightly higher in acids, have great fruit characteristics that tended to linger and linger. Our wines complement fine foods but also, can have a quiet, savory visit with you by themselves. This is World Class wine.
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