Barnard Griffin to Open New Tasting Room
in Downtown Woodinville’s Wine Walk Row
MainStreet Property Group, based in Kirkland, WA. has announced that Barnard Griffin Winery has leased 1,405 square-feet of space in downtown Woodinville, WA. to open its second satellite tasting room this fall. The tasting room will be located in the Wine Walk Row portion of MainStreet Property’s mixed-use development called “The Schoolhouse District,” which reached its initial phase of completion in the Fall of 2021.
“The addition of Barnard Griffin at Wine Walk Row is fabulous,” said Kelly Price, CEO of MainStreet Property Group. “The Barnard Griffin team has a wonderful legacy of producing high-quality wines from Washington State. It will be a treat to have them located at The Schoolhouse District for the Woodinville community and their raving fans throughout the region.”
Located in Richland, WA., Barnard Griffin was founded in 1983 with a small truckload of borrowed grapes and a rented cellar and is one of Washington state’s most enduring wineries, producing award-winning, widely available wine that is easy-to-find on wine lists and grocery shelves. In addition to its tasting room at its flagship winery in Richland, Barnard Griffin also operates a tasting room on the Columbia River waterfront in Vancouver, WA.
“After many years of waiting for the right opportunity, we have finally found a home in Woodinville,” said Deborah Barnard, Co-Owner at Barnard Griffin. “We’re thrilled to soon be a part of the Woodinville wine scene with our new tasting room at The Schoolhouse District, following the opening of our tasting room on the Vancouver Waterfront in 2020.”
At its new space, the winery will highlight its limited-production reserve lots that are only available through the company’s wine clubs and its tasting rooms.
The tasting room, which is expected to open in late November of 2022, will feature a tranquil, yet inviting feel with bar front, chandeliers, and fused-glass installations designed and produced by Barnard, as well as materials beginning their second life such as patio furniture fashioned from single-use plastics.
“What a wonderful way to usher in our 40th year as a winery,” said co-owner and winemaker Rob Griffin. “We look forward to toasting our arrival with our club members and can’t wait for the rest of the Seattle area to discover Barnard Griffin’s Reserves when we open this fall.”
About the Schoolhouse District
Adjacent to Woodinville’s downtown soccer fields and City Hall, The Schoolhouse District provides a first-of-its-kind mixed-use destination. It includes a 264-unit residential community called District Flats; the fully-restored historic Schoolhouse No. 23 (future home of Walla Walla Steak Co. & Crossbuck Brewin; Wine Walk Row with nine curated wine tasting and retail spaces; and additional ground-level retail space leased to local businesses.
About MainStreet Property Group
MainStreet Property Group and its family of companies develops, constructs, and operates residential communities and commercial spaces with the goal of delighting its customers. As a leading Puget Sound developer with a focus on the Seattle’s eastside suburbs, MainStreet has been a meaningful leader in the revitalization efforts of downtown Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond and Sammamish, and has completed multifamily projects across the region
About Barnard Griffin
Barnard Griffin Winery began in 1983 with borrowed grapes and a rented cellar. It has since become one of Washington’s most enduring and award-winning wineries. At the helm then and now is one of the most experienced winemakers in Washington State, Rob Griffin. In addition to the winery production facility, the Richland campus is home to a tasting room, full-service restaurant and fused glass art studio. For more information, visit www.barnardgriffin.com.