Founded in 2007, Maison Bleue is dedicated to the production of terroir-driven wines from the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA focused primarily on Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.
Our Maison Bleue Estate Vineyard was planted in 2018 with 15-acres of Syrah, Grenache and Viognier. It is located at the entrance to the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA and sits at one of the higher elevations to minimize frost damage. The site also features some of the largest stones in the appellation, because it was in the center of the path of the Walla Walla River where the water was moving the swiftest to leave these large deposits. Our first harvest off our Estate will be 2020. We source from some of the highest-quality neighboring vineyards and will harvest our first crop from our estate in 2020.
After studying and working in nine different winemaking regions in four countries, Winemaker Marc Leahy and his family settled in Walla Walla Valley. Marc has had the good fortune to work with hedonists, old-world craftsmen and craftswomen, academics and enological technicians, to shape his winemaking over the years and provide him with the depth and breadth of experience to create world-class wines. In his free time, Marc loves to cook and play his guitar for his two young daughters. For now, they think he plays great!