Winemaker Rob Newsom, a Louisiana native with a sly sense of humor, produces hand-crafted wines with fruit sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in the state.
Boudreaux Cellars is located on the Icicle River just outside of Leavenworth, Washington. Four miles off the power grid (the only winery in Washington State completely self-powered), they rely heavily on Nature in many ways to aid their wine making.
The winery is faced with local granite stone blending it into the majestic Stuart Range setting. Just the drive from Leavenworth up Icicle Road along the river to the winery is worth the trip. The spectacular wines are a bonus!
The site is well-suited for living deep in the Cascade Mountains in majestic surroundings and the views from the winery tasting room windows are spectacular. The Newsom’s log home, located next to the winery, was used extensively as a location by Warner Brothers for the Steven Segal movie, “On Deadly Ground”.
The 200 barrel cellar is completely underground providing very constant temperatures for the somewhat extended two and three year barrel aging. Above ground thick insulated walls and propane heat when necessary provide good wine making conditions for blending, bottling labeling, waxing, and shipping. Gravity provides transport for wines from the press to the barrel. Blending is done in a series of tanks ranging from 225 gallon poly to 1700 gallon French oak. The site is not well-suited for grape farming although they are experimenting with pinot noir, lemberger, and reisling in our estate vineyard. Owner-winemaker, Rob Newsom, is a protégé of Gary Figgins at Leonetti Cellars and recived the accolades of “Best New Winemaker” from Seattle Magazine along with “Best New Winery” in 2007.
Boudreaux Cellars is open by appointment only. Please plan ahead. The winery is not accessible to tour buses. Roads are passable year-round except during the worst snowstorms.
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Location:4551 Icicle Creek Rd.
Leavenworth, WA 98826 509-548-5858