Valdemar Estates

Washington | EEUU

Our own American dream

Valdemar Estates

The opening of the first non-US winery under the Washington State Wine appellation in the prestigious Walla Walla wine region.

In 2019 we are once again opening new horizons by building our own American dream: Valdemar Estates. There, we have united the exceptional personality of the lands of Washington State and the best Rioja tradition to produce wines that are unique in the world.

Washington State

A land with much to offer

A perfect climate for growing vines.

The dream was to create a winery in a winemaking area that they fell in love with from day one. A unique land that offers extraordinary wines with great personality. Some incredible people who strive to make the wines of Washington State one of the world’s benchmarks.

Washington State.

The second largest region in the United States growing more than 70 grape varieties. This region produces wine styles that combine Old and New World methods.

Washington State shares the same latitude as other famous wine regions in Europe, 46º North.

What is so special about the 46th parallel?

It is the ideal place for growing grapes because at this sun’s angle, this region receives the most amount of sunlight during harvest.
Valdemar Estates Latitude 46

Why Walla Walla?

Valdemar Estates

The exceptional quality of its lands, its people and being the main wine tourism destination in Washington..

After several trips and getting to know all of the subregions, the family chose Walla Walla because of its exceptional soil and vineyard quality, coupled with being the leading wine tourism destination in Washington State. These were the main reasons that led the Valdemar family to build this winery in this area over others.

Our American Viticultural Area wines allow us to grow and enjoy such incredible varietals as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay from the flat, rocky terrain of the Walla Walla Valley.

We also make wines from other more minority but yet exceptional varieties such as Rousanne, Viognier and many others.

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Washington State

Wine-growing region

Washington State is the second largest wine growing region in the United States and cultivates more than 70 grape varieties. Growers and winemakers in this area work together to produce a combination of Old World and New World styles of wine.

Small familly-owned wineries

90% of the wineries are small family-owned companies that produce less than 50,000 bottles per year.

Long daylight hours

Most of the production takes place in the eastern half of the steppe, where we find a dry climate and where irrigation is of great importance. Viticulture in the state is also influenced by long hours of sunlight and constant temperatures.

16 American Viticultural Areas

Washington has sixteen AVAs (American Viticultural Areas)

An area with history

The history of Washington’s wine industry dates back to the introduction of Cinsault grapes by Italian immigrants to the Walla Walla region. During the second half of the 20th century, the wine world discovered a new aspect of Washington wines with each passing decade, beginning with Rieslings and Chardonnays in the 1970s, the trend for Merlot grapes in the 1980s, and the arrival of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in the 1990s.

Walla Walla

Walla Walla AVA

The Walla Walla AVA is an American winegrowing area located within the state of Washington and extends partially into the northeastern corner of Oregon.

Perfect weather

The wine region is completely included within the Columbia Valley AVA, protected from excessively wet weather conditions by two major mountain ranges, the Olympics and the Cascades, which create a perfect warm, dry climate in the eastern part of the state.

Wineries and Vineyards area

After the Yakima Valley AVA, the Walla Walla AVA has the second highest concentration of vineyards and wineries in Washington State .

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon is the best known and most widely planted grape in the area, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.

Valdemar Family Vineyards

At Bodegas Valdemar, an extensive catalog of wines awaits you that reflect all our know-how.

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