For former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, owning a winery has been a longtime aspiration that allowed him to combine his passion for fine wine and the love of the Walla Walla Vallery, his hometown. Drew returned in 2007 to plant his original estate vineyard, McQueen, on the southern end of the Walla Walla Valley ava. The following year, Drew launched drew, an estate-focused winery with the goal to produce ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon.
To make this dream a reality, Drew collaborated with his childhood friend Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar, who consulted on all winemaking and vineyard practices while training current winemaker, Josh McDaniels. Josh assumed the role in 2015 after over almost a decade of experience with the Figgins family.
Since the very first release, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Doubleback has received numerous accolades which include a spot on the wine spectators top 100 list. The vision for Doubleback remains to be a premium wine experience completely focused on quality. To further assist the vision of high quality, estate focused wine, Drew acquired a second estate vineyard, Bob Healy, in 2011, and a third estate vineyard, Flying B, in 2016 which will become the future home of Doubleback as we break ground in early 2017.
Drew and Maura Bledsoe are committed to using only the most sustainable, superlative viticulture and winemaking practices to ensure that Doubleback will be one of the best bottles of wine you will drink.