Long Shadows Winery

Profiles


Founder
Allen Shoup

President
Dane Narbaitz

Director of Winemaking
Gilles Nicault

Vintners
Randy Dunn
Michel Rolland
John Duval
Philippe Melka
Agustin Huneeus, Sr.
Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari
Armin Diel
Gilles Nicault

Agustin Huneeus, Sr.
John Harnish
Anthony Von Mandl
Don Petersen
Arnie Prentice
Joe Prueher


OUR STORY & VISION


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Long Shadows brings seven highly acclaimed vintners from the major wine regions of the world to Washington State, each to a unique winery dedicated to producing Columbia Valley wines that showcase the best of this growing region.

Founded in 2003, Long Shadows is the brainchild of Washington wine luminary Allen Shoup. As president and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliated wineries, Allen spent 20 years building the reputation of the growing region, in part by forging winemaking partnerships that brought Italy's Piero Antinori and Germany's Dr. Ernst Loosen to the Columbia Valley. 

After leaving Ste. Michelle in 2000, Allen's commitment to advancing the Columbia Valley remained undaunted. He spent the next three years developing Long Shadows, a proposition that was as simple as it was complex: recruit a cadre of the finest winemakers in the world; give each vintner access to Washington State's best grapes; and outfit a winery to accommodate a diverse group of winemakers' exacting cellar specifications.

With the vision in place, Allen began by introducing a dream team of celebrated vintners to the vines and wines of the growing region. The idea quickly sold itself; and from the beginning, the wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow, vintage after vintage. In addition to the wines, Long Shadows collectively has won numerous awards, including recognition as Food & Wine magazine's "Winery of the Year."


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