Saviah Cellars, formed in 2000 in the Walla Walla Valley of southeastern Washington, is committed to crafting extraordinary wines that combine viticultural excellence with traditional winemaking techniques. The winery strives to produce rich, artfully balanced wines showcasing varietal characteristics that reflect the unique soils and climate of the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys.
Saviah Cellars’ first commercial vintage was just 300 cases. Since then, the winery has grown significantly and in 2009 was named One of the Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits Magazine, in 2010 Saviah Cellars was called One of the Rising Stars in Washington by Wine Spectator and in 2013 The Jack brand was named one of the Top Value Brands of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine. Today, the winery produces approximately 18,000 cases annually.
Winemaker Richard Funk and his wife, Anita, both natives of Montana, moved to Walla Walla in 1991. Saviah is a family name from Anita’s great-grandmother, a schoolteacher, artist and author, who settled in western Montana in the early 1900s. The family’s heritage is also reflected in their Star Meadows White Wine, named after the location of the original family homestead; the Une Vallée Red Wine inspired by the current family homestead called “One Valley”; and the Big Sky Cuvée in honor of their Montana roots. THE JACK family of wines, named after Saviah’s husband and Anita’s great-grandfather, has quickly become an iconic brand that over-delivers quality at a friendly price.
In 2001, the Funks formed a special relationship with the Brown family, who have farmed in the Walla Walla Valley for generations, to establish a world-class estate vineyard program. Anna Marie Vineyard was planted in 2001 followed by McClellan Estate Vineyard in 2003, both of which are the primary sources for our Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Watermill Estate Vineyard was planted in 2005 and in 2007 we began cultivating the Funk Estate Vineyard. Both vineyards are located in the southern end of the Walla Walla Valley on the alluvial soils of the ancient Walla Walla River bed, commonly referred to as “The Rocks District”. These sites are planted mostly with Syrah with smaller blocks of Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tempranillo. The most recent estate planting was the Dugger Creek Vineyard in 2009 which includes Grenache, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.
Saviah Cellars invites you to our tasting room located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley’s vineyard country. We offer a variety of wines for every palate and a friendly, knowledge staff who takes pride in providing a first-class hospitality experience for everyone who comes to see us.
Take your time to savor wine tasting, browse the art on display and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the patio with scenic views of the vineyards.
Tasting fee of $10 per person is waived with wine purchase. Wine Club members always receive complimentary tastings for themselves and guests.
If you are planning to visit with a group of 8 or more people, please call in advance to make an appointment. We want to ensure that all guests have a memorable experience at Saviah and our goal is to schedule your group’s visit at a time when we can dedicate our attention to your tasting experience.
Tasting Price: $10 Per Person (Waived w/ Wine Purchase)
Enhance your wine knowledge and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making wine while enjoying some delicious barrel samples along the way. Complimentary for wine club members (2 ppl) and 2 guests. $10/person for non-wine club members. Tours are by appointment only.
To reserve a tour, please call us at 509.522.2181, or send an email to [email protected].
Tasting Price: $10 / Person
Complimentary for Wine Club Members
This winery is popular for its Barrel Tastings. Try wines directly out of oak barrels during a wine tour or tasting with this producer.
This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.
This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.
This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.
There are areas to relax, eat and drink outside.
This winery offers space for RV Parking on their property.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.