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Story Behind the Wine

A commitment to service has been a core ethos for Kevin and Kris. From being a child of a military family; to serving as Army officers; to being military spouses; to serving as a government civilian…this sense of service has played a significant role in their wine journey.

The adventure began in Germany over 25 years ago as young Army lieutenants. Living in Europe for almost 15 years revealed to them the special place that wine had in the richer enjoyment of delicious food, good company, and beautiful spaces. Much time deployed to faraway places, bivouacked under the stars, made the dream manifest into a reality.  This happened first by making small-batch wine at home, and then being an Assistant Winemaker for an award- winning local winery. These experiences emphasized the importance of both the art and science that go into the making of every bottle of wine and ultimately enabled them to continue their journey of service in creating a lovely wine that can be shared with friends in a beautiful space.

“We offer this wine as a manifestation of a dream during a life of service while bivouacked in faraway places.”

– Kevin Smith, Winemaker

Our Wines

The majority of Bivouac Cellars fruit is sourced from Lake Chelan, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Gorge, Rattlesnake Hills and Ancient Lakes AVA’s within Washington State. 

Although we do not make wine in an exclusive style, Bivouac Cellars is influenced by the Southern Rhone style of winemaking.


A dry and well balanced Riesling sparkling wine with just the right amount of acidity to bring out the delicate aromas and fruit flavors.  A wonderful Riesling based blend sourced from the Wahluke Slope AVA.

Grüner Veltliner

A dry white 100% Austrian varietal grown in Columbia Gorge AVA; similar to Sauvignon Blanc but less lemon grass and more pear/green apple.


A very unique dry rose with a blend of Tempranillo (70%) and Grenache ( 30% ) from Wahluke Slope AVA;  moderately acidic.


A dry red wine with medium structure; a fruit forward wine with a lasting finish; 100% Grenache sourced from the Wahluke Slope AVA.


A dry red with Malbec (50%) and Syrah (50%); a blend of Bordeaux and Rhone style; moderately tannic with all the spice notes of a Syrah.



A dry red wine that is moderately tannic; lovely depth and structure with a hint of white pepper; 100% Syrah source from the Ancient Lakes AVA.


Coming this May, our GSM, Mourvèdre & Malbec!




Tasting Room

Our tasting room is an expression of our journey. We welcome you to join us in this special experience and share a bottle (or two) of wine with us!

Please note we do not do tastings for eight or more.  Thank you.

Hours of Operation:

Thur & Fri       4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday        2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Come Visit Us! 

Please note we do not do tastings for eight or more.  Thank you.

Come Join Us!

Thursday      4:00 – 7:00
Friday           4:00 – 7:00
Saturday      2:00 – 7:00