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Merlot of the Year

Walla Walla-based Gilles Nicault partners with Bordeaux-based consulting winemaker Michel Rolland to craft this gorgeous Merlot...Dark fruits (plums, huckleberries) commingle with high-cacao chocolate...
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Spring 2019 Winemaker Insider

One of the joys of living in the Walla Walla Valley is the distinct four seasons we experience each year. Yet, this year, it seems fall lasted until the end of January with some beautiful days warm en...
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The Story Behind the Wines, Pt. 3

Welcome to the final part of The Stories Behind the Wines. On this journey, we’ll be telling you about our 2017 Saggi Sangiovese and 2016 Pedestal Merlot. These wines, as well as the rest of our portf...
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Six Best Wineries in WA State - AFAR

Long Shadows gathers some of the wine world’s biggest talents under the umbrella of a single label. In 2003, Allen Shoup began the Long Shadows project, in which iconic winemakers from around the glob...
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The Story Behind the Wines, Pt. 2

Welcome to part two of The Stories Behind the Wines blog! In part one we introduced you to three out of seven wines within the Long Shadows Vintners flagship portfolio; the 2018 Poet’s Leap Riesling, ...
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The Story Behind the Wines, Pt. 1

We believe an intrical part of understanding a bottle of wine is knowing the story behind it. At Long Shadows Vintners, immersing ourselves in the visions of our winemakers is one of our key philosoph...
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Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines

Wine Enthusiast's tasting panel reviewed more than 24,000 wines from around the globe, exploring a multitude of regions, styles, and price points. Our 2015 Pedestal Merlot was named one of the top 100 wines in the world.

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The Business of Wine - Sonoma State University

Our founder, Allen Shoup, takes part in The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University's The Business of Wine film series, an examination of decision-making and best practices among wine business leaders as they build world-class brands, develop product innovations, and adapt to an evolving global wine industry.

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Riesling of the Year

The 2016 Poet's Leap was awarded Double Gold and won Riesling of the Year in Sip magazine's annual Best of the Northwest awards competition.

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Washington Wine Awards - Riesling of the Year

Gilles Nicault (in collaboration with German winemaker Armin Diel) takes his second prize this year (he also made our rosé winner, Julia’s Dazzle) with Long Shadows’ classic reference-point Washington Riesling.

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Washington Wine Awards - Rosé of the Year

The 2017 Julia's Dazzle rosé was the best of a deeply impressive flight; such an impressive group of pink wines, in fact, that we felt the time has come to elevate rosé to a wine of the year category.

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Winery of the Year - Wine Press Northwest

At the center of this constellation featuring some of the wine world’s brightest stars stands Gilles Nicault alongside founding owner Allen Shoup at storied Long Shadows Vintners. Some may not realize...
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