Andrew Will

  • “Since day one, this has always been a working winery, with no fancy tasting rooms or emphasis on Disney-like public tours, just outstanding winemaking year in and year out, and a single-mindedness to produce superb, age-worthy wines from some of Washington’s finest vineyards sites. The two original vineyards that Chris started with all the way back in 1989: Ciel du Cheval Vineyard and Champoux Vineyard, are still two of his principal grape sources for his superb, claret-styled reds that must be ranked at the very summit of Washington state wines and amongst the very finest wines to be found from anywhere in America.” 

    —John Gilman, View From The Cellar #47

  • “Over the nearly quarter-century during which manifestly talented and straight-talking Chris Camarda has been making wine under his Andrew Will label (on Vashon Island south of Seattle) his approach – which has always favored modest alcohol and elegance over flamboyance – has evolved significantly in method as well as in focusing increasingly on single-vineyard expression.”  

    –David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate

  • "...All of Chris's 2011s and 2012s are rock solid and check in near the top of the hierarchy. These are beautiful, age-worthy wines that remain reasonably priced for their quality. "  

    —Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate June, 2014

  • “(On the 2011 Champoux) Match veteran talent Chris Camarda with one of Washington’s oldest vineyards and the result, even in this cool vintage, is stunning.  

    —Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronical Top 100 2014

Winemaker Chris Camarda launched Andrew Will Winery (Named after Chris’s son Will and Nephew Andrew) with their inaugural 1989 vintage, working out of a humble 60’ by 10’ winery, and he has spent the last two decades producing some of Washington’s most well respected wines. Structured, elegant, and age worthy, they are a singular voice that has never adjusted to chase scores or suit trends.

Although always a focus, Chris’ attention to terroir has only intensified over time. Since 2001 he almost exclusive produces single vineyard blends as he feels this shows the terroir more clearly than a single varietal bottling. Currently he only sources from four vineyards that he feels provide the finest fruit: Champoux, Discovery, Two Blondes, and Ciel du Cheval.

All of the wines are treated more or less the same in the cellar; 25-35% new oak barrels, aged for around 21 months, followed by a year of aging in bottle. Production is around 4500 cases.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB5110-16
Merlot "Black Label" Columbia Valley
2016
Merlot
Declassified fruit from Champoux, Ciel du Cheval, and Two Blondes Vineyards. 13 Months in barrel. 
United States Washington

DB5059-14
Red Blend Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
2014
Merlot
A blend of 44% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot/Malbec, from the Champoux vineyard in the Horse Heaven... Read More
United States Washington

DB5057-14
Red Blend Two Blondes Vineyard Yakima Valley
2014
Merlot
44% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 35% new French Oak barrels for 18 months and an additional year in bottle... Read More
United States Washington

DB5061-16
Cabernet Sauvignon "Black Label" Columbia Valley
2016
Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Two Blondes and Champoux Vineyards. The 2016 vintage was an easy growing season which resulted in high... Read More
United States Washington

DB6112-16
Involuntary Commitment
2016
Cabernet Franc
61% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot from Two Blondes and Champoux vineyards, aged 11 months in neutral French oak.
United States Washington

DB5056-13
Red Blend "Sorella" Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
2013
Cabernet Sauvignon
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% PV/Malbec. Aged for 18 months in 35% new French oak barrels and an additional year... Read More
United States Washington

DB5057-13
Red Blend Two Blondes Vineyard Yakima Valley
2013
Merlot
44% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 35% new French Oak barrels for 18 months and an additional year in bottle... Read More
United States Washington

DB5067-16
Cabernet Franc "Black Label" Columbia Valley
2016
Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Franc from Champoux and Two Blondes vineyards. The wine spent 14 months in barrel; 986 cases produced. Tasting Notes: Herbal... Read More
United States Washington

DB5060-13
93 RP - 91+ AG
Cabernet Sauvignon May's Discovery Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
2013
Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Milo and Kay May's Discovery vineyard which sits on a hillside bench overlooking the Columbia River in Horse... Read More
United States Washington

DB5058-13
Red Blend Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain
2013
Merlot
This red blend of 56% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Franc once again revisits the idea of creating a wine from Ciel du Cheval that doesn’t use... Read More
United States Washington