Boudreaux Cellars is located on the Icicle River just outside of Leavenworth, Washington, four miles off the power grid (The only winery in Washington State completely self-powered). Rob Newsom, Boudreaux Cellars owner, is a multitalented winemaker who produces some of the best handcrafted wines in the Northwest. Tyler Vickrey, Boudreaux Cellars assistant winemaker, joined our team in the fall of 2007. Being a close family friend of the Newsoms, Tyler has seen the winery develop from its beginning.
Rob relies heavily on nature in many ways to aide his winemaking. The 200 barrel cellar is completely underground, providing very constant temperatures for the somewhat extended two- and three-year barrel aging. Above ground, thick insulated walls, and propane heat when necessary, provide good wine making conditions for blending, bottling, labeling, waxing, and shipping. Gravity provides transport for wines from the press to the barrel. Blending is done in a series of tanks ranging from 225 gallon poly to 2000 gallon French oak.
Check out the website at: boudreauxcellars.com
The video was shot at Boudreaux Cellars on a very icy December afternoon by Dale Adkins of Big Owl Media Productions of Salem, Oregon. This footage was shot on a Canon 6d in an hour and a half or so while Rob went to town. The Bluegrass Regulators supply the musical bed with their original composition, "Red House" recorded at Big Owl Studio in 2010.
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