Review: Adamant Cellars Winery
One of the aspects I enjoy most about visiting new wineries is that you are usually served by the winemaker him/herself. It's a great opportunity to not only meet the person behind the wines you're sampling, but more importantly to hear firsthand their motivations to getting into the business and their approach toward their craft.
Entering Adamant Cellars on a late March Sunday afternoon, I was immediately approached by Devin, founder/winemaker, who proceeded to pour several of his wines at no charge. Along the way, he offered stories about growing up in Portland and learning to make wine from his dad. Devin went on to describe each wine in a manner only a winemaker could, describing the places where he sourced the fruit, the harvest conditions, and his approach in the winery.
Although his wines were not my style, I still enjoyed tasting and talking with Devin about his experiences making wine in the Walla Walla Valley. His friendly nature and generous hospitality were much appreciated. Overall, I had a very nice beyond the bottle experience at Adamant Cellars and recommend you visit them on your next trip to the Walla Walla area.