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, the winemaking team, headed by Kendall Mix, does daily fermentations with different yeast or temperatures to achieve a specific effect.

Batch-tinkering approaches have 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.

James Suckling: 90 pts, 2018 Rosé

Wine Critic James Suckling July 2019 Scores:

90 points, Ryan Patrick Columbia Valley Rosé 2018
“This has quite creamy, berry-pastry aromas with spiced-custard nuances and buttery complexity, leading to a palate that offers a smooth and creamy, round feel. Drink now.” Buy Now

88 points, Ryan Patrick Columbia Valley Naked Chardonnay 2018
“A ripe chardonnay with melon and other tropical fruit in abundance. The palate has a rich and fleshy feel with soft, easygoing fruit all the way. Drink now. Screw cap.”

88 points, Ryan Patrick Columbia Valley Rock Island Red 2016
“The ripe, sweet summer berries are laced with overtly sweet vanilla oak spice, leading to a palate that has a plush, fleshy feel and a wealth of ripe tannins.” Buy Now

92 pts, Gold Medal Winner: 2018 Riesling

Sunset International Wine Competition:

92 points, Gold Medal Winner: 2018 Riesling

91 points, Gold Medal Winner: 2016 Rock Island Red Buy Now

2019 Best Buy Winner: 2018 Naked Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast Scores & Accolades, August Issue 2019:

89 points, Best Buy Winner: Ryan Patrick 2018 Naked Chardonnay Columbia Valley (WA) $12

89 points, Ryan Patrick 2017 Reserve Sagemoor Vineyards Chardonnay Columbia Valley (WA) $35

88 points, Ryan Patrick 2017 Crescent Cuvée Reserve White Wine Rhône-style White Blend Columbia Valley (WA) $35 Buy Now

88 points, Ryan Patrick 2016 French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Yakima Valley $35

87 points, Ryan Patrick 2017 Redhead Red Blend Columbia Valley (WA) $15 Buy Now

87 points, Best Buy Winner: Ryan Patrick 2018 Olsen Brothers Vineyard Riesling Yakima Valley $12

87 points, Ryan Patrick 2017 Rock Island Chardonnay Columbia Valley (WA) $20

Ryan Patrick Wins Best of Class and Double Gold! 2019 SavorNW Wine Awards

2019 Savor Northwest Wine Awards:

Best of Class, Double Gold Medal Winner Ryan Patrick Wines 2017 Reserve Chardonnay, Sagemoor Vineyard Columbia Valley, $35

Double Gold Medal Winner Ryan Patrick Wines 2018 Rosé Columbia Valley, $15 Buy Now

Silver Medal Winner Ryan Patrick Wines 2017 Rock Island Chardonnay Columbia Valley, $20

Silver Medal Winner Ryan Patrick Wines 2016 Rock Island Red Columbia Valley, $20 – Red Blend Buy Now