Milbrandt Vineyards

Milbrandt Vineyards was founded in 1997 by Butch and Jerry Milbrandt. Building on four generations of farming heritage, Butch and Jerry took a leap from potato and apple farming to grow world-class vineyards, and ultimately opened a winery. Pioneers of the Columbia Valley wine regions, Butch and Jerry saw potential in the land and resources of Eastern Washington. They took a risk in planting grapes and soon became recognized for helping establish two of the top AVAs in the state: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.

Be it innovation, determination, or sheer grit, the Milbrandts have never shied away from a challenge and that persistence is reflected in the quality of their wines. Now a multi-generation owned and operated family winery, Milbrandt Vineyards remains a symbol of perseverance and reward. The wines are crafted to be enjoyed on any occasion, whether it's following a long day's work or a once in a lifetime celebration.

The Milbrandt Family brings an adventurous spirit and lifestyle to winemaking that is captured in each bottle. They are bold, innovative and fun; removing the stigma premium wines are often associated with and creating an opportunity for all to connect and participate.

Influenced by the regions hot, arid summers and cool, crisp evenings, Milbrandt wines embody the pioneering spirit of the Milbrandt brothers and are brought to life through the technical skill of winemaker Joshua Maloney and his team.

A craftsman by nature and chemist by degree, Joshua Maloney, joined the winery in August 2011 with nearly 20 years of winemaking experience and has led Milbrandt to be recognized among the top wineries in Washington.

The Milbrandt winemaking team's scientific precision and artisanal approach capture the spirit and lifestyle of the Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes terroir to create incomparable wines. Joshua and his team consistently craft 90-plus point single vineyard and estate wines and view each bottle as a work of art.

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Milbrandt 'Traditions' Chardonnay 2016
“Our 2016 Chardonnay has inviting aromas of warm vanilla, hints of toast, ripe pear, crème brulee, burnt cream, and honey crisp apple. The palate has a bright generous entry, with a ripe fruit driven mid-palate followed by bright acidity and a clean finish.” ~winery notes
Item Number: 28507
Case: $119.40

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Chardonnay 2015
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89, Best Buy"Aromas of crème brûlée, apple, vanilla and spice lead to broad-feeling fruit flavors speckled with barrel accents. It's a very pleasing, well-priced offering of the variety." ~S.S.

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"The 2014 Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and rich with classic aromas of blackberries, plums, dried savory herbs, and hints of espresso. This wine is dense with chewy tannins on the mid-palate, giving way to a touch of vanilla and toast on the lingering finish. Perfect example of why

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Chardonnay 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Taut, focused and tangy, with lemon and grapefruit notes weaving through the apple and pear flavors, lingering on the finish with a hint of mineral." ~H.S.

Milbrandt Traditions Chardonnay 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Bright, spicy and polished, with pretty pear and floral flavors under a cloud of clove and green peppercorn, lingering with freshness and vibrancy. Drink now through 2019. 5,300 cases made." ~H.S.

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Merlot 2012
" 89% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot Our 2012 Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit driven palate and a hint of vanilla créme on the finish."

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and rich with velvety and complex tannins layered with flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, cassis, mocha, and a hint of dried savory herbs. A perfect example of why Cabernet is "King" in Washington. impeccable pairing with roasted meats and barbeque." ~winery

Milbrandt Vineyards 'Sentinel' Red 2007
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92+ "The 2007 Sentinel Red is the Milbrandt flagship. It is composed of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, with the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec aged for 14 months in 100% new barrels. A glass-coating opaque purple, it offers up aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, espresso,

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Riesling 2012
"Our Traditions Riesling is made in a refreshing, off-dry style with aromas and flavors of sweet Elberta peach, ripe Granny Smith apple and zesty Key lime. This wine is bright with a pronounced minerality, reminiscent of wet stone, on the mid-palate and a crisp fruit-driven finish." ~winery notes

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Merlot 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Dark and spicy, with blackberry fruit playing against mocha and black pepper notes, coming together smoothly on the enticing finish. This has presence and persistence. Best from 2015 through 2018. 6,000 cases made." ~HS

Milbrandt Vineyards Estate Merlot 2009
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Ripe and broad, offering a plush-textured mouthful of red berry, Italian plum, prune and spice flavors, lingering on the intensely focused, toasty finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,010 cases made." ~H.S.

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "It is dark, harmonious and complex with black cherry, plum, cassis, vanilla, spicy oak, chocolate, dried herbs and a whiff of mint. While it is soft on the palate there are enough fine-grained tannins to lend an approachable, velvety structure. Open a bottle with roasted meats,

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Riesling 2007
 "Riesling is on fire. No variety is more versatile or enjoyable than Riesling. It goes with seafood, chicken, turkey and pork and a wide swath of cuisines from Cajun to Asian and Hispanic to German. It is also unsurpassed as an aperitif.  Our 2007 Traditions Riesling shows why Eastern Washington

Milbrandt 'Traditions' Merlot 2008
"Our 2008 Traditions Merlot is elegant, balanced and approachable. The nose is bright and forward with cherries, berries and plums wrapped in brown sugar. The flavors are a seamless blend of fruit, oak and acidity. Serve with beef Wellington, pork ribs, sirloin, roast lamb, salmon, pizza and