The combination of art and wine is the foundation upon which Foundry Vineyards is built. Founders Mark and Patty Anderson focused their vision on formulating a unique experience, which expands the dialog about the creative processes that underlie the making of art and wine. There is a distinct aesthetic to each aspect of the winery from the art-driven Artisan labels and the gallery-like tasting room to the spare, urban feel of the adjacent contemporary sculpture garden.
The award winning wines we produce are forged with a combination of our estate grown fruit and small lot production. Each hand crafted wine is overseen from the vine to the bottle and rigorously selected from our best lots. This procedure allows the wines to mature to their full potential and showcases our philosophy of quality over quantity.
Foundry Vineyards began in 1998 when Mark Anderson planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes on 3.5 acres on his residential property. Initially, most of the grapes were sourced out to other Walla Walla wineries, but in 2003 he decided to hold back some of the fruit to create a small amount of wine that would commemorate the work of his clients at the Walla Walla Foundry. The inaugural vintage, a blend of Cabernet and Merlot grapes from our estate, Stonemarker Vineyard, featured label artwork by renowned artist Jim Dine. This wine was the basis for our flagship Artisan Blend.