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News & Events


First Friday Art Walk
Ellensburg Tasting Room
November 6, December 4

Third Friday Live Music
Ellensburg Tasting Room
November 20, December 18


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.

June 2015
Seattle Wine Awards honors Gård with a double gold for the 2012 Vaucluse, gold for 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, gold for 2013 Freyja, and gold for the 2014 Grand Klasse Reserve Rosé.

August 2014
Wine Spectator Insider awards the 2011 Grand Klasse Syrah 93 points.

May 2014
Wine Spectator publishes Gård 2011 Don Isidro in the Savvy Shopper section with a score of 90 points.

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

January 2014
Write for Wine writes that it's "Time to try Gård".

December 2013
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.

October 2013

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.

September 2013
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.

March 2013
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.

December 2012
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.

November 2012
Gård celebrates our heritage with Nordic Day in Woodinville & Ellensburg, authentic Norweigan food and music, including a Hardanger Fiddle in Ellensburg.

October 2012
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.

July 2012

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.

January 2012
Gård 2008 "Twenty-Six" Cabernet Sauvignon receives a silver medal from San Francisco Wine Chronicle Competition

September 2011
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

August 2011
Gård 2009 Freyja receives an "Oustanding" & "Best Buy" rating from Wine Press Northwest

May 2011
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

March 2011
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

February 2011
Gård 2008 Syrah released

January 2011
Gard Wins Double Gold for '07 Cab Sauv Reserve and Silver for '07 Syrah at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


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

June 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

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

May 2010
Gård 2007 Dry Riesling and 2008 Altruism Riesling Receive 90-Point Scores in Wine Enthusiast

May 2010
Gård Sponsors Syttende Mai (17th of May - Norwegian Constitution Day) in Ballard

October 2009
Gård Hosts "Norse Night" at Tasting Room

July/August 2009
Gård to Host 3rd Anniversary & Gård Altruism Release Party

May 2009
Sexy Syrahs
Paul Gregutt's Blog

May 2009
Smasne Cellars, Gård Vintners, AlmaTerra Wines to Host Grand Opening Celebration at Woodinville Wine Tasting Room

April 2009
Gård Vintners and Smasne Cellars
NW Wine and Real Estate

March 2009
Gård Vintners Opens Woodinville Wine Tasting Room

March 2009
SWW (Single White Wine) Seeks Commitment
Wine Press Northwest

March 2009
Future Arrivals in the Winery Warehouse District
Woodinville Wine Update

January 2009
Gård Vintners: An up-and-coming winery that takes pride in its roots American Weekly


September 2008
Top 100 Wines of the Northwest
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

June 2008
Debuts & Discoveries
Seattle Wine Blog

March 2008
Pre-Order Upcoming New eleases: Syrah, Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2007 Dry Riesling

February 2008
Online Shopping Now Available


November 2007
Gård Vintners Releases 2006 Dry Riesling