For close to 20 years, Barons Winery has symbolized the essence of Walla Walla’s unique vineyards and the welcoming character of Washington wines.
Beginning with a single Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001, through our current portfolio, the driving force over this journey has been the unwavering commitment to producing world-class wines in Washington. By striving to make the best expressions of the classic red and white grape varietals of Bordeaux, we have consistently released some of the finest Washington wines.
Our longtime relationships with storied vineyards affords us the opportunity to source our grapes from some of the oldest vines in the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla. Coupled with a state-of-the-art winery and barrel-aging facility in Walla Walla, allows us to produce some of the finest wines, year after year.
Jim Keller has been part of the Barons family since early 2014, and now serves as our Managing Partner. He came to Barons after a long and distinguished career in corrugated paper, serving as Senior Vice President of Weyerhauser’s Containerboard, Inc. division. He serves on a number of boards, and is the President of the International Corrugated Paper Association. Additionally, he serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the University of Vermont’s School of Business. A Cabernet lover at heart, Jim resides in Gig Harbor.
For many years Chuck Carpenter was the managing partner of Barons V. Chuck was the key visionary of Barons V, growing the winery from a single Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001 to our current portfolio. Sadly, Chuck passed away unexpectedly in 2013. We miss him dearly. Barons Winery continues to make our wines and run the business under his guiding principle: Make great wine and have fun!