Pepper Bridge Winery


  • "Focusing on estate fruit from Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and Les Collines Vineyards, Pepper Bridge Winery is located in the middle of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, with the wines made by Swiss Jean-Francois Pellet. While the Merlot is relatively up-front and approachable, the Cabernet Sauvignon and single vineyard efforts will all benefit from cellar time and are not for the tannin averse." (Wine Advocate)

Basic Info

We focus on making elegant, balanced wines from our sustainably farmed Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. These vineyards, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills, are recognized as two of the best — not only in the appellation — but also in the state. Wine Spectator said Pepper Bridge is a "vineyard name to know," and Wine & Spirits outlined Seven Hills as top vineyard site worldwide. In these vineyards, we practice sustainable viticulture, remaining committed to the long-term viability of the winemaking industry in the Walla Walla Valley. As farmers, we spend quite a bit of time talking about our vineyards. However, there is much to say about our wines and our winery as well. Pepper Bridge Winery remains family-owned and true to our own sense of winemaking style. To our delight, our wines have received widespread acclaim and have been recommended by tasters worldwide since our first vintage. Most recently, Wine & Spirits magazine called us a Top 100 Winery worldwide, and Food & Wine magazine named our 2007 Merlot The Best of the Year.

Columbia Valley
Sub region:
Walla Walla Valley
Year founded:
McKibben, Goff & Pellet families
Jean-François Pellet