The Story Behind the Wine
Kevin and Kris have spent their lives in service to both the US military and Federal Government.
This sense of service continues to remain their core ethos. Their wine journey began in Germany 25
years ago as young Army lieutenants. They discovered the special place that wine had in contributing to
the richer enjoyment of delicious food, good company, and beautiful spaces. This journey was further
manifested by living in Europe for almost 15 years during the course of their military careers and created a zealous appreciation of the many wines across Europe. As their wine education progressed, their understanding of terroir and wine varietals grew as well, creating an excitement around how good wine is truly made. Inevitably, the road led to making small-batch wine at home and discovering the importance of both the art and science that go into the making of every bottle of wine, and the special experience created in sharing a bottle.
Much time deployed to faraway places bivouacked under the stars made the dream manifest into a potential reality. Thus, the idea of Bivouac Cellars was born.
The Story Behind the Name
The word Bivouac is a subtle clue to the owner’s history. “Bivouac” is another word for an Army unit’s encampment site and was a fitting tribute to many days and nights spent with their Soldiers deployed to faraway places in the world.
Dedicated to Excellence in Wines
Born of a philosophy that life will only be as happy as the attitude and effort put forth in the
living of it, no matter what the circumstances. We offer this wine as a manifestation of a dream during a life of service while bivouacked in faraway places.
The majority of Bivouac Cellars fruit is sourced from the Lake Chelan, Wahluke Slope,
Rattlesnake Hills and Ancient Lakes AVA’s. Although we do not make wine in an exclusive style, Bivouac Cellars is definitely influenced by the Southern Rhone style of winemaking. We seek more unique European varietals when possible.
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Located at Larc Hill
3795/3799 US Highway 97A
Chelan, Washington 98816