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Amenities
Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Fri 12-5 Sat 12-5 Sun 12-5

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in cases)
1800

Variety List
Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Malbec
Merlot
Rose
Sangiovese

Wines
2007 Melvado
2007 Sericus
2008 Cabernet Franc
2008 Cuvee
2010 Chardonnay
2010 Rose'
More about Pondera Winery from Wine Press NW “Pondera is a young Woodinville, Wash., winery that is quickly turning heads. If you check out our wine review database , you’ll see a lot of “Outstanding” and “Excellent” ratings amid the 12 reviews we’ve written. In the current issue of Wine Press Northwest, three of the four wines we tasted earned our top “Outstanding” rating. This bodes well for Pondera and winemaker Shane Howard.”

Our Story

We have two goals at Pondera winery.
The first is to make the very best wines we possibly can - concentrated wines that are well balanced and distinct. We start by sourcing our fruit from great vineyards.
What makes a great vineyard you ask? Among other things, a good site and a winegrower that is committed to producing a superior product. They understand that the long arduous process of growing the fruit is an integral part of the whole process. I am excited about being part of Washington wine.

The potential for our state is limitless. There has been an explosion of wineries and vineyards in Washington and incredible wines are being produced, but we are still in our infancy. The quality is getting better all the time and the best is yet to come. I am proud that Pondera Winery will be involved in getting Washington the worldwide respect it deserves.Though I look forward to making all types of wine, Bordeaux blends will be the primary focus of our winery. As a winemaker, I intend to expand our offerings to include many other wines, but my primary focus will always be on making blends with the Bordeaux varietals and to surround myself with good people, good food and great wine. This is what
life is about.

Shane Howard,
Winemaker

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