Jeremy Santo

winemaker

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From its beginnings as a family winery named after its grape-growing family founders’ two sons, to today’s incarnation as a Columbia Valley AVA star with a Leavenworth landmark tasting room, Ryan Patrick will continue to make approachable wines with a serious edge.

Intuitive winemaking is the art of letting the fruit speak for itself. It’s minimalist intervention combined with consistency of style. That’s the heart of the Ryan Patrick promise: artisanal winemaking where the grape is at the center. Many wineries use static recipes for their wines; instead, winemaker Jeremy Santo does daily fermentations with different yeast or temperatures to achieve a specific effect. A true craftsman, Jeremy pulls from his scientific education and training at Snoqualmie and Canoe Ridge wineries to create consistently great wines that people love to discover and share with their friends.

His batch-tinkering approach has resulted in varietals and blends that have justifiably become famous for how they out-perform their price point. Ryan Patrick is known for its Naked Chardonnay, Redhead Red and Rock Island Red labels, and for its Reserve wines.

Ryan Patrick Wins Double Gold! Seattle Wine Awards 2017

Double Gold Medal Winners:

Ryan Patrick Wines 2015 Redhead Red (Red proprietary blends $20 and under)

Ryan Patrick Wines Rosé (Rosé Blends)

92 pts, Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Rock Island Red

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2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition: 92 points, Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Rock Island Red

91 pts, Gold Medal Winner: 2015 Rock Island Chardonnay

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2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition: 91 points, Gold Medal Winner: 2015 Rock Island Chardonnay

Ryan Patrick Wins Gold! Seattle Wine Awards 2017

Gold Medal Winners:
2015 Rock Island Chardonnay (Chardonnay $20 and under).

2014 Reserve Syrah (Syrah $20.01 – $35).

2015 Reserve Chardonnay, Sagemoor Vineyard (Chardonnay $20.01 – $35).

2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Elephant Mountain Vineyard ( Cab Sauv $35 and over).