Boudreaux Cellars is one of the most unique wineries in Washington State. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth and totally off the grid, winemaker Rob Newsom produces beautiful wines that adore food. The winery was conceived by Rob over a bottle of French Premiere Cru and a bottle of Leonetti Reserve, enjoyed alongside Leonetti’s famed winemaker Gary Figgins. As Rob complained about the high price of it all, Gary challenged, “Well, why don’t you just make your own wine?” Rob accepted the challenge, and followed Gary’s advice: Just get some grapes, squash them in a trash can and try to leave them alone. Thankfully, Rob’s approach became more sophisticated. His winery is named for a colourful character of Louisiana folklore with a keen sense of adventure and good humour, a name bestowed upon the first barrel he fermented on his front porch.
Newsom, a Louisiana native with a sly sense of humour, produces hand-crafted wines with fruit sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in the state, including Bacchus, Champoux, Klipsun, Loess, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills. Rob’s focus on smooth, deeply complex reds produces ultra-premium wines that are nothing less than spectacular.
Rob and Boudreaux Cellars were awarded “Best New Winemaker” and “Best New Winery” by Seattle Magazine (2007)
“These serious, age-worthy, yet voluptuously textured, pure efforts are fashioned by winemaker Rob Newsom from his base in the Cascade Mountains, near Leavenworth, Washington. They don’t skimp on fruit and feature beautiful purity and classic, balanced profiles. Highly recommended.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2013