A sommelier’s palate, a farmer’s thumb, and a winemaker’s soul.

A Manhattan-based Master Sommelier tastes some Washington State wines and is so inspired, he sells everything to move across the country to make his own. That’s the start of the story of Gramercy Cellars, where a close eye on the grapes (picked for almost-peak ripeness, mostly organic), matched with minimalist wine making techniques (no or little new oak, no additives) and a lot of time (extended aging) has created wine that’s considered some of the best that Washington offers.

Greg Harrington, with his wife, Pam, moved to Walla Walla in 2005 to make a specific kind of old-world-meets-new Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. Their goal was to leverage Greg’s background as a Master Sommelier for leading restauranteurs and the near perfect growing conditions near Walla Walla to create some of the best-reviewed wines from the region. The results are intense, yet restrained; elegant, yet earthy.

This kind of balance starts with the vineyards. The Walla Walla and surrounding AVAs offer the perfect climate and soil conditions for the kind of wines Greg wanted to make. Gramercy farms its grapes from old vines, carefully tended. It owns three estate vineyards, and controls several others, to ensure the grapes are grown and picked for the specific profile Gramercy is trying to achieve. Many of its wines—particularly its Rhônes—are single-vineyard estate wines.

At the winery, Greg and partner/co-winemaker Brandon Moss carefully design the fermentations; sometimes in concrete, sometimes in oak, always with patience and minimalism. The result is honest and complex wines that pair well with food and age well. And get reviewed well!

Tasting Room & Vineyards

Our Team

Founder / Co-winemaker

Greg Harrington

Greg Harrington is the founder of and co-winemaker for Gramercy Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington.  His winemaking focuses on great Washington vineyards, minimalist intervention, and balanced earthy wines. At Gramercy, he focuses primarily on Rhône and Bordeaux varietals.

In 2008, Seattle Magazine named Greg “Best New Winemaker in Washington” and Gramercy “Best New Winery.” Food & Wine Magazine awarded Gramercy the “Best New Winery in America” in 2010. Wine & Spirits magazine has named Gramercy to its “Top 100 Wineries in the World” list in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Brains

Pam Harrington

After graduating from Georgetown, she started her career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, followed by a soul searching few years in public education policy work. In 2003, she returned to her finance roots as an executive recruiter for investment professionals and senior management in private equity funds and single family offices across the country.

Fifteen years later, in 2018, she launched Plummer Harrington Executive Search. Although her knowledge of wine does seem to grow with each sip, it is not likely that Pam will be directing winemaking efforts at Gramercy any time soon. Instead, she supports Greg in the growth of the business and acquiring vineyards.

Partner / Co-Winemaker

Brandon Moss

Since joining Gramercy during the 2008 harvest, Brandon has worn the title of assistant winemaker,  partner in 2011, and Co-Winemaker as of 2014. Brandon grew up in the Walla Walla Valley on a small family farm, where his family cultivated plum trees.  They also raised a wide assortment of farm animals, from pigs to lambs to cows, and even a goat.

Opting to part ways with farm life, Brandon made his way to Oregon State University to enroll in the Pre Med program with aspirations to become a dentist. Having gone back summers to Walla Walla to work pea harvest as well as jobs in several vineyards he landed a job at Pepperbridge vineyard in the summer of 2005.  A summer immersed in the vineyard is all it took to be convinced to pursue other options in life.  So he switched his major to fermentation science intending to become a winemaker.  A move that put him squarely in the crosshairs of the farm life he had once had.  Brandon graduated from Oregon State University in 2006 with a degree in food science and fermentation science, with minors in business and chemistry.

After graduation, Brandon worked harvest on both the Willamette Valley in Oregon and Marlborough in New Zealand.  After returning home for what he thought to be a brief stay in Walla Walla, he fell in love with the emerging wine industry in the valley where he grew up.  Returning to his roots, Brandon developed a deep passion for the fantastic wines we can produce out of Walla Walla.

Contact Us

Winemaking/Winery Operations

Email: brandon@gramercycellars.com

Wine Club Information

Email: robbi@gramercycellars.com

Appointments & Events

Email: nichole@gramercycellars.com

635 N 13th Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362

contact Phone: (509) 876-2427 Email: info@gramercycellars.com

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Walla Walla lies in the Lower East corner of Washington State. We created Lower East as a thank you to our customers and industry friends. Our goal was to make a fantastic Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon at a fantastic price.

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