Unique Tasting Room Now Open

Visitors to Walnut Ridge Vineyard will find a tasting room architecturally unlike anything else in the area.


Our tasting room is modeled after one of the oldest bars in America! Walnut Ridge creators Jim & Wendy share a deep love for the Crescent City & were inspired to bring a piece of it here to the Pacific Northwest. When they built our tasting room in 2016, they utilized blueprints from an establishment they hold close to their hearts and a landmark in the French Quarter at the corner of Bourbon and St. Philip: Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop.

Jean Lafitte was a pirate, privateer, spy, entrepreneur and Andrew Jackson’s secret weapon during the battle of Louisiana in 1812. He lived a colorful and mysterious life and is considered the people’s hero.

The tasting room is designed in the French Colonial style with a steep pitched roof, dormers, reclaimed hand-hewn timbers, gas lamps, and a wood burning fireplace. It sits on a slight knoll in the heart of Walnut Ridge, 360 degree views of our vineyard and adjacent vineyards, farms, hills and forests.

If you’ve been to NOLA, we hope you feel that southern charm within our four walls when you visit our tasting room. And while you’re here, be sure to try our famous deviled eggs- they are incredible!