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First Friday Art Walk & Live Music
Ellensburg Tasting Room | Live Music | 6 -9pm
July 7 | TBA
August 4 | TBA

Third Friday Live Music
Ellensburg Tasting Room | 6 - 9pm

Summer Block Parties at the Junction
Woodinville Tasting Room | 1 - 4pm
Sunday, June 11 | Kevin Jones Band + Silver Spoon food truck
Sunday, June 18 | Rod Cook + Fire Dog Pizza
Sunday, June 25 | Ginger Ups + Swift & Savory food truck
Sunday, July 2 | Ron Wiley + Fire Dog Pizza



September 2016
Wine Spectator releases new scores, 90 points: 2013 Vaucluse, 2015 Freyja, 2013 Malbec, 89 points: 2012 Grand Klasse Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 85 points: 2013 Don Isidro. Reviewed by Harvey Steiman.

August 2016
Wine Enthusiast releases new scores, 92 points: 2013 Thunderstone, 91 points: 2013 Riesling Ice Wine, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Vaucluse, 2012 Grand Klasse Reserve Syrah, 90 points: 2012 Grand Klasse Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Reviewed by Sean Sullivan, November 2016 issue.

June 2016
Seattle Wine Awards annonces their 2016 winners, Double Gold for the 2013 Don Isidro & Gold for the 2013 Vaucluse.


October 2015
Release of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Grand Klasse Reserve Syrah, 2013 Grand Klasse Reserve Viognier, 2014 Freyja, 2013 Don Isidro, and 2013 Vaucluse

September 2015
Wine Spectator awards the 2012 Vaucluse red blend 93 points and the 2012 Don Isidro 92 points

July 2015
Wine Spectator awards the 2012 Vaucluse Red Blend 93 points

Wine Spectator awards the 2012 Don Isidro 92 points

Lawrences' celebrate 50 years of farming the Royal Slope in Washington (1965 - 2015), learn about the Lawrence farm's history.

June 2015
Robert Parker awards the 2012 Vaucluse Red Blend 90 points and the 2013 Grand Klasse Reserve Pinot Gris 90 points.


Wine Spectator awards the 2011 Grand Klasse Syrah 93 points

Wine Spectator publishes Gård 2011 Don Isidro in the Savvy Shopper section with a score of 90 points

Winter 2014 Wine Release - 2011 Vaucluse (pre-release), 2011 Vaucluse, 2012 Riesling Ice, Gård wine club release

Write for Wine writes that it's "Time to try Gård"


Eric Degerman (Great Northwest Wine) writes about Pinot Gris & Riesling ice wine being picked at Lawrence Vineyards

Stephen Tanzer Gård wine reviews

William Pollard writes a wrap up of 2013 including his favorite Washington Riesling, the Gard Grand Klasse Riesling

Wild for Washington Wine reviews the 2010 Syrah

Wild for Washington Wine reviews the 2011 Grand Klasse Riesling

Wild for Washington Wine reviews the 2011 Grand Klasse Pinot Gris

Wild for Washington Wine reviews the 2011 Don Isidro.

Gard is featured in Wine Spectator as one of the "10 Approachable Washington Reds", a review of Syrah and Rhone-style reds from the Columbia Valley for $30 or less

Gard relocates to new Woodinville location, 19151 144th Ave. NE, Unit D., Woodinville, WA 98072. Doors opened March 21, 2013. Grand opening May 18, 2013.


Wine Spectator features Gard in their semiannual report, a roundup of all the classic and outstanding wines that have appeared in the pages of the Insider between July 11 and Dec. 19

Wine Spectator features Gård in "New Faces of Washington Wine"

Announcing the move to the new Woodinville location; 19151 144th Ave. NE, Unit D, Woodinville, WA 98926. Plans of opening February 2013.

Gård celebrates our heritage with Nordic Day in Woodinville & Ellensburg, authentic Norweigan food and music, including a Hardanger Fiddle in Ellensburg.

Gård 2010 Riesling Ice Wine receives 95 points from Wine Spectator Magazine. Score will be featured in the December issue of Wine Spectator along with a Washington wines write-up.

Harvest party & Fall Wine Club release, October 20 at both tasting rooms, new releases include 2010 Grenache, 2011 Riesling, 2011 Freyja and 2011 Pinot Gris.

Gård 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon receives 92 points from Wine Spectator Magazine, 91 points for the 2009 Don Isidro, and 89 points for the 2009 Syrah. Scores will be featured in the October issue of Wine Spectator.

Gård's Connor Mahon featured in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune for his participation at "Rails to Ales Brewfest" as a CWU Global Wine Studies graduate.

Gård Vintners celebrates six years (2006-2012) in business, a celebration took place at both tasting rooms.

Gård 2008 "Twenty-Six" Cabernet Sauvignon receives a silver medal from San Francisco Wine Chronicle Competition.


Gård 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon receives a 90 point score from Wine & Spirits Magazine

Gård wine featured as the exlusive wine at Norsk Høstfest, the largest Scandinavian Festival in North America in Minot, North Dakota.

Gård 2009 Freyja receives an "Oustanding" & "Best Buy" rating from Wine Press Northwest.

Cork Recycling Program hits Woodinville & Gård Vintners is featured for participation.

Gård 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Roussanne, and 2010 Grenache Rosé released.

2008 Dry Riesling receives an "Excellent" rating from Wine Press Northwest

Gard 2008 Dry Riesling wins Bronze, Gård 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon wins Silver, and Gård "Twenty Six" Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wins Bronze at Seattle Wine Awards

Gård 2007 'Twenty Six' Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve receives an "Outstanding" rating and Gård 2009 Altruism Pinot Gris & 2008 Don Isidro receive a "Recommended" rating from Wine Press Northwest.

Gård 2008 Syrah released

Gard Wins Double Gold for '07 Cab Sauv Reserve and Silver for '07 Syrah at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Gard Vintners finds home downtown Ellensburg Daily Record, July 15, 2010 .

Gård 2007 Syrah Receives Bronze Medal at Seattle Wine Awards; Gård 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Don Isidro Red Receive "Outstanding" Ratings at Seattle Wine Awards

Frommer's Seattle 2010 Guide says the Gard/Smasne/Almaterra tasting room is the "best bang for the buck"

Gård 2007 Dry Riesling and 2008 Altruism Riesling Receive 90-Point Scores in Wine Enthusiast

Gård Sponsors Syttende Mai (17th of May - Norwegian Constitution Day) in Ballard


Gård Hosts "Norse Night" at Tasting Room, October

Gård to Host 3rd Anniversary & Gård Altruism Release Party

Sexy Syrahs Paul Gregutt's Blog

Smasne Cellars, Gård Vintners, AlmaTerra Wines to Host Grand Opening Celebration at Woodinville Wine Tasting Room

Gård Vintners and Smasne Cellars NW Wine and Real Estate

Gård Vintners Opens Woodinville Wine Tasting Room

SWW (Single White Wine) Seeks Commitment Wine Press Northwest

Future Arrivals in the Winery Warehouse District Woodinville Wine Update

Gård Vintners: An up-and-coming winery that takes pride in its roots American Weekly


Top 100 Wines of the Northwest Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Debuts & Discoveries Seattle Wine Blog

Pre-Order Upcoming New eleases: Syrah, Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2007 Dry Riesling

Online Shopping Now Available


Gård Vintners releases 2006 Dry Riesling, our first vintage