Sweet Valley Wines

1007 W Rose St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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Our winemaker, Josh McDaniel’s, is an up and coming wine making guru for the new millennium. He credits his growth in the industry to numerous people and events. Don Redman of Mannina Cellars and Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar first gave him the exposure needed. He started up through the ranks as a cellar assistant, more commonly known as cellar rat, for Mannina Cellars in Walla Walla. Josh volunteered for Don during crush and asked for advice and help from Chris. Eventually Chris helped him out with his first 25 plant Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and Don helped him with the winemaking to start Sweet Valley Wines. Today, with the help of his father, a few other family members and close friends, he develops our wines while continuing to work for Leonetti Cellar, and all in conjunction with finishing his studies at the Institute of Enology and Viticulture in Walla Walla. When looking to start a winery he knew it definitely had to be in Walla Walla. Josh has been raised in the Walla Walla Valley, loves Read more »

Varietals Produced by Sweet Valley Wines View all

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day can be one of the busiest holidays for the wine and spirits business. Wine menu planning is a fun exercise but sometimes the rigors of workaday reality get in the way of our good time. And when it comes to wine, price doesn’t need to indicate how much you care. Wine is o... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • The country of Georgia has produced wine for more than 8,000 vintages. While spending a recent week there it was easy to see how deeply embedded wine is in the nation’s culture. More than 500 native grape varieties exist and their production methodologies are distinct. At first blush that makes it seem like everything is old news, in a sense it’... Read More

    From the article Wine Grape Study Guide: Georgia


  • Over the past ten years I’ve watched as Carmenere from Chile has hit the wine scene in a big way. The grape returned from assumed extinction in 1994 – that’s a fairly recent date, especially in wine years. For decades it was believed that Carmenere from Chile was a unique strain of Merlot. Once its true identity was revealed by DNA testing the g... Read More

    From the article Celebrate the Holidays with Carmenere from Chile


  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Emark is right - it's a great source of decently-priced varieties. It's the home of SB and one of the only places that actually does it right IMHO. Also Chenin Blanc and it's a great source of sweet wines as well. But the reds are an acquired taste if you're not used to Gamay, Malbec, and Cab Franc that's lean and acidic. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • I could not find one of the listed sweet Bordeaux wines, but I did find a nice replacement.Yes, I agree that you found a nice replacement.I put a Costco wine int the fridge for tonight--Suduiraut's second label.  I'm relatively confident that it will be OK, but it is not nearly as grand as yours.BTW, an excellent accompaniment with Sauternes is ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sweet Bordeaux VT


  • 11/2//17http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/sweet-bordeaux-is-the-new-black/I RSVPed, but I doubt that I will come up with any of the wines.  Maybe I'll pull a half-bottle of something out of storage.Chateau Manos Cadillac 2015 Chateau La Rame Sainte Croix du Mont 2014 Chateau Filhot Sauternes 2009 Chateau Lapinesse Bordeaux Sauternes 20... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sweet Bordeaux VT


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were produced by sixty-three different wine producing countries. There are currently 195 different countries in our world, which means that a whopping one third of it is making wine. We all cherish our favorite wine countries and regions, but there are some superior wine pr... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending


  • Writing is a cathartic exercise. The same can be said about tasting wine. Amazing things will happen when the two practices are merged. Tasting notes are an opportunity to sharpen your palate and uncover curious flavors. Pineapple tops? Dentist’s office chair? A laundry list of chemical compounds commingle in your glass to create unique tasting ... Read More

    From the article How to Write the Best Ever Wine Tasting Note


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