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 Nicault already was a standout winemaker in 2003 when he helped launch Long Shadows, transferring his talents from famed Woodward Canyon, just seven miles to the west. “I didn’t deserve that luck,” Shoup said. “My life has been made up of a lot of fortunate situations, and Gilles is right there at the top.”
Their remarkable teamwork, stunning wines and seemingly endless string of successes prompted Wine Press Northwest to select Long Shadows Vintners as its 2018 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year.
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