Olympic Cellars – a heritage
winery housed in an historical barn and nestled in the foothills of the Olympic
Mountains. Originally a dairy barn, it is the oldest standing barn in the
Founded in 1979, we are the
15th longest running winery in Washington State. We’ve changed owners, winemakers and even
names, but we’re proud to still use some of the same winemaking equipment built
by our founder, Gene Neuharth,
Currently family owned, the
winery was previously women owned and operated.
At that time, the winery industry was very male-dominated. Working Girl
Wines and Kathy Charlton burst onto the scene creating ripples that formed a
tidal wave of support for the brand and winery.
Although we continue to make
Working Girl Wines, the brand and the wines are evolving as the winery evolves.
Our focus is the wine, made from grapes sourced from well-respected vineyards
in Washington State.
We also make a heritage
series of wines called Dungeness. Gene developed these wines in the early 1980s
to be enjoyed by diners at local restaurants and today you will find them on
the wine lists of local fine dining establishments.
Our Olympic Cellars brand
features varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. We make
these in small batches and typically sell out on vintages quickly.
As a small, boutique winery
that does not own vineyards we are able to make a wide variety of wines. We
like to have something new and fresh for our customers year to year.