The Beginning

Just as each child brings something innately unique to a family, or each player brings an irreplaceable skillset to a team, the wines we created are truly deserving of their own label and recognition—thus became Bledsoe | McDaniels.

For many years now, both of us have been constantly intrigued by the beautiful wines coming out of the Willamette Valley, while simultaneously gaining a deep understanding of Syrah here in Walla Walla. While these two wines and valleys have obvious differences in the glass, as we dove deeper, we were constantly reminded of the undeniable similarities between the two—this entranced us.

Also, over the years, our relationship has grown tremendously and has long been more than an owner/employee situation and we began talking about how to solidify that level of trust. We both have a great passion for wine, are ultra-competitive to make only the best qualitative examples, and are willing to take risks and go off the beaten path to do so.

We both have a great passion for wine, are ultra-competitive to make only the best qualitative examples, and are willing to take risks and go off the beaten path to do so.

We both could not be more thrilled and wholeheartedly believe that our excitement shines through in these two wines we are grateful to be able to share with you.

Thus, Bledsoe | McDaniels was born with our unique goal to highlight how both varietals—Pinot Noir and Syrah—can exhibit elegant complexity and true expressions of great terroir. These classic wines have the uncanny ability to tap into your senses and encompass the ethereal experience of smelling and tasting a literal vineyard site, or valley, in a glass of wine. We will accomplish this through the same superlative farming and winemaking practices you have come to know us for through Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery. We both could not be more thrilled and wholeheartedly believe that our excitement shines through in these two wines we are grateful to be able to share with you. This is represented here in our new partnership winery.