Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Established in 1988 as the fifth winery in the Walla Walla Valley by the founding families of the original Seven Hills Vineyard (now named the Founding Vineyard at SHW Estate Vineyard). Our founders were determined in the belief that the soils and climate of this region could produce wines of international renown. Our commitment to the Walla Walla Valley is enduring, with vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Seven Hills Vineyard to Seven Hills Founding Vineyard produced since vintage 1988. As one of the first producers of Syrah in the Valley, we look forward to once again making Rhone red wines from the new Rocks District blocks at the SHW Estate Vineyard in vintage 2021.
For more than three decades, we have established a portfolio of benchmark Washington State wines that authentically reflect the Walla Walla Valley’s distinct terroir. We also produce beloved wines from nearby AVAs, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé from Columbia Valley and Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine from Red Mountain.
It has been quite a journey from establishing our craft in a fruit processing building to welcoming guests to our downtown winery located in the historic Whitehouse Crawford Building. Built in 1904 to provide lumber, fixtures and furniture for a booming economy, the building was repurposed and renovated in 1999 to house the iconic Whitehouse Crawford restaurant as well as Seven Hills Winery. Our tasting room provides a view into the temperature controlled, sky-lit barrel room where our wines quietly age under massive old-growth timber beams that are original to the building. We invite you to visit for a tasting and tour of our historic location. Open Daily 10:00am – 4:30pm.
People often fall into one of two groups: beer lovers or wine lovers. For Bobby Richards, it was his role as brewmaster for the fermentation science club at Oregon State University that eventually led him to a career as a winemaker. Bobby was raised in Albany, Oregon, surrounded by the vines of the Willamette Valley. But it wasn’t until 2008 when the fermentation science club received one ton of Syrah grapes that Bobby was introduced to winemaking.
Following his graduation from Oregon State University in 2009, Bobby went on to work a harvest at Benton-Lane in Willamette Valley to learn the intricacies of the field through the Pinot Noir specialists. Interested in diversifying the varietals he was working with, Bobby and his wife, Maddie, relocated to Washington State where Bobby became the harvest intern at Tranche Cellars. There he worked with Bordeaux, Rhone and Italian varietals as well as Chardonnay. In 2013, Bobby joined Seven Hills as an intern under Founder Casey McClellan and spent the next seven years working with Casey to learn every role within the cellar and vineyard. Upon Casey’s retirement in 2021, Bobby was the obvious choice to carry on the vision of the McClellan family as Head Winemaker.