Conner-Lee Vineyard

The Bookwalter family has worked with the Conner, Lee and Sullivan family owners of Conner Lee Vineyard for over 25 years, planting, redesigning, harvesting and producing every vintage. Today, we buy over half Conner Lee’s produce and bottle these wines in our top selections. It is a special 150 acre vineyard in a cool site in central Washington growing fruit for over ten of Washington’s best wineries. We harvest the oldest 1987, 1988 and 1991 blocks of cabernet sauvignon and 1992 merlot, along with cabernet franc, syrah, malbec and chardonnays all of various chosen clones. Jerry Bookwalter with Tom Thorsen and David Ayala built and grew daily over the last 25 years the many blocks we harvest with guidance fro John Bookwalter and his leading international consultants Zelma Long and Claude Gros. Together now with Caleb Foster as winemaker, who has produced Conner Lee wines since 1992, the shared depth of understanding of the vineyard shines through the Bookwalter portfolio produced with Conner Lee fruit.

Elephant Mountain

Developed in 1995 and owned by the Hattrup Family, Elephant Mountain Vineyard is high on the southern slopes of the Rattlesnake Ridge at the base of Elephant Mountain, in the Yakima Valley Appellation.

The vineyard has a unique warm micro climate, soil type and outstanding wine growing management which John Bookwalter recognized from his first harvests from Elephant Mountain Vineyard in 2006.

Elephant Mountain Vineyard has unique advantages of slope, elevation, and gravelly & calcareous soils, and long growing season with extra frost free days. These advantages are realized with the diligent growing team of this new vineyard who work closely with us to grow fruit to our highest expectations. We produce outstanding cabernets and syrahs every year from Elephant Mountain, often showing them off in our wine club wines.

Sagemoor Vineyard

The Sagemoor group is comprised of Sagemoor Farms, Bacchus Vineyards, Dionysus Vineyards and Weinbau Vineyards. Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus Vineyards are located together on the dramatic banks of the mighty Columbia River on the southwest facing hillsides. Here the ice age floods exposed the various ideal gravel beds for planting red and white wines, especially cabernet. Jerry and Jean Bookwalter raised their family from 1976 until 1988 at Sagemoor Vineyards planting and raising the many blocks we love and harvest today. The Blocks of Dionysus #18 & #12A cabernet sauvignons, #15 merlot and Nuestadt clone riesling overlooking the Columbia are on some of the best gravely slopes in the heart of wine country. Mostly now a generation old, they provide the consistent extraordinary quality we enjoy bottling in our top wines. With Kent Waliser we’ve worked closely for years custom growing our wine styles in each block allowing us to realize the common goal of growing great wine.

Book Clubs

Writer's Editionview

Four times a year, you will receive three bottles of our exclusive red wines upon release, along with our winemaker John Bookwalter’s personal tasting notes and suggestions for cellaring...

Editor's Editionview

Once a year you will have the opportunity to purchase our Single Appellation and Single Vineyard wines, the very best the Columbia Valley has to offer. These blends showcase the dynamic terroir of our exceptional vineyards. Each annual shipment will include a total of four each of our special wines, including our Protagonist, Conflict & Chapter wines.

Publisher’s Editionview

The Publisher’s Edition is a club for those who truly appreciate our finest reds. A combination of the Writer’s and Editor’s Editions, you will receive our highly rated Protagonist, Conflict, Chapter and Foreshadow wines. In addition, you will enjoy our Antagonist Syrah and we also include a vintner’s selections to create a Collection worth sharing.

Friends of Bookwalterview

According to the Seattle Times, Bookwalter Winery offers one the most celebrated wine clubs in Washington State. Enhancing and or adding on to this celebrated Club is an ongoing endeavor that we challenge ourselves with each year. With the ever changing economic climate and the proliferation of wine clubs throughout Washington State and North America, we have created a unique “non” wine club for those clients that want all the benefits of Club membership, but without having to inventory wine.


Richland & Woodinville



Join us for an out-of-the ordinary tasting experience guided by our knowledgeable and friendly service staff. They are eager to share their passion for wine as well as the history of our winery. The grounds and other area attractions to provide you with an informative and enjoyable visit. When you are finished with your tasting join us for lunch or dinner at Fiction. Fiction is a locally-driven, chef inspired dining experience that you will not forget.


Bookwalter Winery is pleased to offer guests an Eastern Washington sensory encounter of handcrafted wines at our conveniently located Woodinville Tasting Studio. Our beautiful, contemporary tasting studio is open to the public daily from noon to close. Join us on our patio during the summer months!



14810 NE 145th St, Bldg. B
Woodinville, WA 98072

Sunday - Saturday
12 pm to Close
894 Tulip Ln
Richland, WA 99352

Sunday - Saturday
11am to Close

For wholesale inquires please contact Maritime
General Information
John Bookwalter
Owner / Winemaker
Caleb Foster
Kendra Guzek
Director of Sales & Marketing
Events, Book Club, Marketing & Music Booking
Mark Schwegel
Executive Chef