Amavi Cellars represents winemaking passion, quality and commitment to the Walla Walla Valley. The brand is dedicated to producing estate grown wines that showcase the distinct personality of this region. Since 2001, the winery has established itself as a fixture in the Walla Walla wine community, becoming known for its elegantly-structured wines and beautiful “zen-like” tasting room.

About Amavi Cellars

Amavi Cellars represents winemaking passion, quality and commitment to the Walla Walla Valley. The brand is dedicated to producing estate grown wines that showcase the distinct personality of this region. Since 2001, the winery has established itself as a fixture in the Walla Walla wine community, becoming known for its elegantly-structured wines and beautiful “zen-like” tasting room.

Amavi Cellars signifies love (amor) and life (vita) through its wines, which are 100% estate, 100% certified sustainable, and 100% Walla Walla Valley. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet brings the Walla Walla Valley AVA to life with his hand crafted, terroir-driven wines. Made from the estate’s younger vines and utilizing more neutral oak, Amavi’s elegant wines are ready to drink upon release, but will also age gracefully in serious collectors’ cellars. Amavi Cellars is owned and operated by three families: the McKibbens, the Goffs and the Pellets, who are dedicated to building their dynamic brand.

Amavi Cellars is crafted with 100% estate grown fruit

Amavi Cellars wines are made with grapes from its six estate vineyards: Pepper Bridge, Les Collines, Seven Hills, Octave, Summit View and Goff.

Amavi Cellars is 100% certified sustainable

Amavi Cellars values the important bond between environmental, economic and social factors and how they relate to growing grapes and winemaking.

Amavi Cellars is dedicated to the stewardship of the land by utilizing earth friendly practices to create healthier soils and vines.

Amavi Cellars is committed to building a responsible business for future generations.

Amavi Cellars is 100% Walla Walla

Since the first vintage in 2001, Amavi Cellars has crafted estate grown wines from the Walla Walla Valley: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon. Other varietals such as Cabernet Franc Rosé and Tempranillo have been added to the portfolio.

By holding leadership roles in the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, the Amavi Cellars team is dedicated to promoting the region’s brand to wine enthusiasts around the world.

Amavi Cellars is a three-family owned and operated winery committed to building and leading the family business

Ray Goff is managing partner at Amavi Cellars and a 30-year veteran of Anheuser-Busch where he served as vice president of corporate purchasing and president of the company’s agriculture subsidiary. During his hop buying visits to Washington he developed an abiding passion for Walla Walla Valley wines.

Jean-François Pellet was born and raised in Switzerland and is a third-generation wine grower and winemaker. As a partner and the winemaker for Amavi Cellars, Pellet is doing what he’s always wanted to do in life: make world-class wine. With degrees in both enology and viticulture Pellet has made wine in Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the Napa Valley before moving to the Walla Walla Valley in 1999.

Eric McKibben, general manager and partner of Amavi Cellars, manages the day-to-day operations other than winemaking at the winery.

Travis Goff is a partner in the winery and director of sales and marketing in Montana and Yellowstone Park. Travis is certified, via the Court of Master Sommeliers, as a Level II Sommelier.

Mark Melia is the national sales manager for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery and is responsible for field sales and distributor management in 35 states.

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