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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Viognier

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

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  • 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


  • In many ways Greece is the ancient epicenter to modern society. Governmental structures, intellectual gatherings, food and wine celebrations, all stem from Greece. As much a part of historic Greek culture as gods and goddesses is Greek wine. Dating back to approximately the third century BC, evidence suggests wine was an integral part of Greek s... Read More

    From the article The Real Scoop on Greek Wines


  • A 1951 Bealieu Georges de Latour, anyone? '89 Montebello also looking good. Unfortunately the Snooth editor doesn't like the tabular formatting I tried to paste into it...  1951 (!!) to 1999! Plenty of goodies for those who need a well-aged bottle of ambrosia! KILLER PRICES, too!! Dear Oenophile,I've said many times that aged Napa Cabernet is my... Read More

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  • Zinfandel for some reason reminds me of porta-potty deodorizer. I think if I never smelled a porta-potty I would like it though! I can always taste Zinfandel in blended Italian table wines and it turns me off, although there are a few brands I like that do have a little Zinf but mainly Merlot.It has a rose or flower scent and taste to it that ju... Read More

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  • Have you been drowning in rosé? For most of us it’s a summertime guarantee. Gratefully, the majority of rosé have something unique to share. Endless combinations of grapes, production methods, climate and terroir make variety possible. The funny thing is that once fall hits rosé is soon forgotten. It’s a curious circumstance to me; both fall and... Read More

    From the article Summer Rose for Fall & Winter Pairings


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, Jamon, and assorted pickled/dried vegiesThe Charles Orban Blanc de Blanc was excellent according to the ladiesThe 2010 Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling was an excellent maturing Riesling from the Eden Valley in SA and showed that under screw cap we are not seeing the fl... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. These brands shape winemaking in a forward-positive direction. They lead the charge on new initiatives and dare to be different. They are established purveyors of consistent quality. Just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity dig deeper into an icon of this type. Villa ... Read More

    From the article What it means to be a wine icon.


  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to the ravages of time. Gaps in history leave wine culture open to interpretation, but with the dawn of modern media things have changed. Whether we like it or not, modern media will help us ... Read More

    From the article Wine in the Movies & on TV


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